Biography

Matthew E. White never expected to see his name in the bright lights. By the time White released his solo debut, Big Inner, in 2012, he was already a decade deep into the tightly knit creative orbit of Richmond, Virginia. He had cofounded a series of polyglot bands with his closest pals and jumped at any compelling collaborative invitation; Big Inner wasn’t a lark, per se, but it felt at first like a new thread within an already rich tapestry. But the album was rightly lauded as a triumph, a modern reappraisal of classic American songcraft that unified gospel, jazz, and incandescent Brill Building pop in seven rapturous tunes. At 30, White inched toward stardom, while Spacebomb, the production house and label he founded, emerged as a mighty new imprimatur.

K Bay, White’s first album in six years, is the astounding record he has forever aspired to make. A bold reclamation of independence and identity, K Bay establishes White as one of his era’s most imaginative and audacious songwriters, composers, and bandleaders. These 11 pieces are retro-futurist magic tricks that feel instantly classic and contemporary, the product of a musical mind that has internalized the lessons of his idols and used them to build a brilliant world of his own. You will immediately recognize White here, singing softly of his big-hearted cosmography of love and wisdom and botanical metaphors; you will be stunned, though, by the dazzling density and relentless wonder of his ideas. K Bay moves with the absolute freedom and force of a debut thrillride; it exudes the sophistication and subtlety of a revivified veteran who knows exactly what he wants to hear and just how to get it.

Latest Release

Matthew E. White K Bay

Album | 10th September 2021

K Bay, White’s first solo album in six years, is the astounding record he has forever aspired to make. A bold reclamation of independence and identity, K Bay establishes White as one of his era’s most imaginative artists. These 11 pieces are retro-futurist magic tricks that feel instantly classic and contemporary, the product of a musical mind that has internalized the lessons of his idols and used them to build a brilliant world of his own. 

Latest Release

Matthew E. White K Bay

Album | 10th September 2021

Album Description

K Bay, White’s first solo album in six years, is the astounding record he has forever aspired to make. A bold reclamation of independence and identity, K Bay establishes White as one of his era’s most imaginative artists. These 11 pieces are retro-futurist magic tricks that feel instantly classic and contemporary, the product of a musical mind that has internalized the lessons of his idols and used them to build a brilliant world of his own. 

Tracklisting

  • 1Genuine Hesitation
  • 2Electric
  • 3Nested
  • 4Take Your Time (And Find That Orange To Squeeze)
  • 5Let’s Ball
  • 6Fell Like An Ax
  • 7Only in America / When The Curtains of the Night are Peeled Back - feat. Joseph “JoJo” Clarke
  • 8Never Had It Better
  • 9Judy
  • 10Shine A Light For Me
  • 11Hedged In Darkness
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Live Dates

  • Wednesday 19th JanuaryMetro Gallery, Baltimore, US Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 20th JanuaryUnion Stage, Washington, US Buy Tickets
  • Friday 21st JanuaryClub Café, Pittsburgh, US Buy Tickets
  • Sunday 23rd JanuarySchubas Tavern, Chicago, US Buy Tickets
  • Tuesday 25th JanuaryMonarch Tavern, Toronto, Canada Buy Tickets
  • Thursday 27th JanuaryMercury Lounge, New York (NYC), US Buy Tickets
  • Friday 28th JanuaryBrighton Music Hall Presented By Citizens, Boston / Cambridge, US Buy Tickets
  • Saturday 29th JanuaryJohnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, US Buy Tickets
  • Tuesday 22nd MarchIslington Assembly Hall, London, UK Buy Tickets
  • Wednesday 23rd MarchThe Fleece, Bristol, UK Buy Tickets