Bathurst music product Matt Boylan-Smith has re-entered the songwriting fray in grand fashion with 'We Dream of River Songs', his first solo release in nearly three years.
The song, released last Friday, features Boylan-Smith's serene harmonies accompanied by a reflective piano sound and atmospheric string and synth parts.
"I was going through some stuff at the time, and this song helped me find an answer to those troubles," Boylan-Smith said.
"The song reflects on the time I met my partner while recording with Jeff Martin [The Tea Party] at his home studio, 'Riverhouse,' and it's the first time I've built a song up without much studio input."
A music video has been released to accompany the song, directed and edited by said partner, Lina Alice.
"We were living in Katoomba during last summer's bushfires, and that video was filmed during the first lot of rain that followed such a relentless period of smoke," Boylan-Smith said.
"The recording of the song allowed us to escape the Blue Mountains in the midst of the fires."
Boylan-Smith has taken his music across Australia, Europe and South America, but still keeps in close touch with the local music scene at a performance and public relations level.
He was a support act for Andy Nelson at the launch of his debut album, 'Man on the Mountain', and performed at last year's Fish River Festival.
For more information, visit www.mattboylansmith.com.