The celebrated singer/songwriter Matthew Mayfield has released the music video for his song “Indigo” from his latest LP RECOIL. “Indigo” reflects the personal struggle of losing a loved one and maintaining hope for seeing them again in the next life. The infectious melody and poignant lyrics of this anthem of hope make for another landmark release for Mayfield.
“Went to a funeral and a baptism on the same day. Felt that God was real in both the good and the bad ways. Then, I started to think of you again,” sings Mayfield as he searches his feelings for a sense of release and connection with his long-time friend who has passed on.
RECOIL is a sonic and lyrical departure from Mayfield’s previous release, Wild Eyes. Wild Eyes was a collection of songs created over time that reflected different periods in Matthew’s life. RECOIL, by contrast, was born quickly and violently, the fruit of an intense effort by Mayfield to depict the good, the bad, and the ugly in the present world he inhabits. According to Mayfield, “making RECOIL was extremely hard—I had to drag the songs out of me and stick with them until they said exactly what I needed them to say.”