Reckless Son shares "St. Christopher's Inn," from self-titled debut album out June 2

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, April 28, 2023

Today, Reckless Son—the moniker of New York-based musician Matt Butler—shares “St. Christopher’s Inn” from his forthcoming debut album, alongside an accompanying lyric video. Listen/share the song and watch/share the video HERE.

“Every song I’ve ever written has been about trying to get back home, whether that’s a place, a person, God, or just a feeling,” Butler tells MXDWN of the song. “St. Christopher’s Inn is about trying to put one foot in front of the other on the road back home while knowing you may never actually get there.” Read the exclusive premiere HERE.

His much-anticipated self-titled debut album will be released June 2. Previously, he shared “Been Gone So Long” from the forthcoming LP. Listen/share HERE.

On June 1, Reckless Son will perform an album release show at Under St. Marks in New York City. Tickets and more info HERE.

Listen to Butler’s recent performance on Live Wire Radio HERE.

He sat down with NPR Morning Edition for an extended conversation. Listen to the interview HERE and read more HERE.

Butler has performed everywhere from Ohio’s Chillicothe Correctional Institution to Utah’s Gunnison Prison and the New York City Department of Corrections facilities on Riker’s Island. Having performed over 150 concerts in jails and prisons across the country, Butler shares the songs he writes along the way and the stories of the people who inspired them. More than just a show, Reckless Son acts as a calling, service, and pledge to “bring healing through the arts to those behind the walls,” Butler says.

“I've never been the kind of writer who just sits down and writes a love song,” Butler says. “I’ve always been drawn to deeper, darker, more intense subject matter.”

“Reckless Son wasn’t written for the incarcerated. It was written for those who haven’t had the privilege of meeting these people and hearing their stories for themselves,” he explains. “The show is as faithful a rendering of the truth of my experience as I can offer. The people in jail know their own story already. Reckless Son is more about getting that story heard.”