Matt Corby has released his long-awaited third studio album, Everything’s Fine.
It’s the follow-up to 2018’s acclaimed Rainbow Valley, which earned Corby three nominations at the ARIA Music Awards, and the singer-songwriter will be hoping his new record is as well-received.
Corby’s new album captures five years of both personal and creative growth for the singer-songwriter. “I’m at a really beautiful point in my life,” he said. “I’m accepting all this stuff: the good and the bad, but particularly the bad.”
The bad included having his new album’s progress disrupted by the terrible Eastern Australian floods. Corby’s home was engulfed by water, leading to his family being whisked to safety in a small dinghy. They moved into Rainbow Valley Studios, where Corby had to contend with balancing his personal responsibilities with his artistic pursuits.
“It’s a good thing to come to that point,” he added. “Life isn’t always magical, but the moments that are, well you really value them. I think this record is about that, about managing your actual reality. Sometimes I have those moments when you realise: well I’m still breathing, you still have the gift of life, so everything is fine I guess?”
Everything’s Fine contains the singles “Reelin'”, an honest consideration of the fraught dynamics of long-term romantic relationships, and last year’s “Problems”, which was Corby’s first new music since two standalone singles in 2020.
Corby’s new album earned a strong review in Rolling Stone AU/NZ’s new magazine issue, which hit newsstands earlier this week. “Corby’s soulful vocals bring everything together with finesse. The auditory equivalent to hot cocoa: satisfying and sweet,” the four-star review hailed.
Following his album release, Corby will head on his first national tour in four years in May. Beginning in Melbourne, he’ll then visit Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide on the short tour (see full details below).
Matt Corby National Album Tour
Presented by triple j
Tickets available via mattcorbymusic.com
Monday, May 22nd
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Friday, May 26th
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday, May 30th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, June 3rd
Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide, SA