Matt Corby has announced his long-awaited third studio album will be released on March 24th.
Titled Everything’s Fine, it’s the follow-up to 2018’s acclaimed Rainbow Valley, which earned Corby three nominations at the ARIA Music Awards.
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 says. “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 adds. “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?”
To mark his album announcement, Corby has shared the track “Reelin'”, an honest consideration of the fraught dynamics of long-term romantic relationships. Propelled by hopeful horns and tender percussion, Corby’s distinctive vocals soar as he discusses the importance of communication and compromise when dealing with a loved one.
“Reelin'” follows last year’s “Problems”, which was Corby’s first new music since two standalone singles in 2020. “Problems” was a sonic departure for the artist, with the serious lyrical observations offset by groovy R&B-inflected production, a distance away from the folk troubadour sound of his early career.
Matt Corby’s Everything’s Fine is out on March 24th via Island Records Australia (pre-save/pre-order here).