LA based singer/songwriter Matt Westerman has just premiered the video for his current single “One Fine Day” over on Huff Post. Watch here. The video, which Huff Post called “breathtaking,” was filmed recently when Westerman went skydiving for the first time. The clip chronicles his journey from the tense arrival at the airfield, to the sheer excitement of the free fall over a Southern California landscape. He had this to say about the experience:
“It’s a song about metaphorically taking a leap of faith, so for the music video I decided to literally take a leap of faith and jump out of an airplane for the first time.”
“One Fine Day” is featured on Matt’s debut EP, “Life Out Loud,” to be released on November 10th. To celebrate the release, Westerman will be performing a record release show at the Mint in Los Angeles, on a stage that has been graced by legends like Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles.
Joining Westerman on the EP is a veritable “who’s who” of notable session players. Pedal steel player Marty Rifkin – long time Bruce Springsteen collaborator – showcases his talents on the record. Westerman is also joined by session journeyman Sean Hurley on bass who has performed on John Mayer’s records and is currently on tour with Idina Menzel. The finely nuanced production on “Life Out Loud” is credited to Brad Swanson, whose tracks can be heard in popular shows like Smallville, CSI, Ghost Whisperer, and more.
Featuring bright stand-out tracks like “One Fine Day,” “She’s More,” and “Don’t Give Up On You” the EP is sure to win over admirers of the singer/songwriter genre and fans of modern contemporaries like Passenger, Jack Johnson, and Brett Dennen. By fusing his main influences that range from Neil Young to Dave Matthews to Coldplay, Westerman has crafted an original collection of songs that expertly fuse the pop sounds of the past and present.