Mathew McDaid is a songwriter who has roots in the small Northern Irish town of Whitehead. His family moved to the Catalan village of Rupit near Barcelona in 2005 and, since then, McDaid has gained recognition on the Spanish music scene as well as in the United Kingdom and beyond.
From the start, the Spanish influence in McDaid’s music is clear as he effortlessly mixes horns and dreamy melodies to combine Catalan melodies with Americana and folk.
Covering life’s journey the songs, ‘Look Away Sun Child’ and ‘5 4 3 2 1’ contain an almost childlike innocence as friendships, times and places are seen through the rearview mirror of experience. ‘I Started A Joke’ is deeper with its cautionary tale of understanding learned the hard way.
Produced by John Morgan Askew, (The Delines, Richmond Fontaine, and Laura Gibson) McDaid’s songs are presented in an intimate and timeless fashion that mixes laid-back uplifting melodies with memorable songs.
A very strong release, ‘Look Away Sun Child’ leaves the listener eager for more.