New Jersey singer-songwriter Matty Carlock rounds out his genre-splicing career with the release of his video of “Jeralyn,” out today via Northern Transmissions. Directed by Rob Selling, the video pairs Matty with celebrity photographer, Danny Clinch, who stars in the video along with actress Ava Portman. Matty’s album The Jailbirds is out now and features collaborations with cult favorite Jesse Malin along with Danny Clinch, in his first musical endeavor.
Matty Carlock has long been maintaining parallel (and now, overlapping) presences in hip-hop, hardcore, and Americana; the multi-faceted, former behind-the-scenes writer and producer for upcoming rappers Albee Al and Bulletproof Belv and onetime frontman of Shai Hulud now pays homage to his roots with a rock-centric approach on this release. Calling to mind the down-to-earth and inspiring urgency of hometown hero Bruce Springsteen, The Jailbirds takes expectations and turns them on their heads. Matty Carlock’s musical career may seem like a bit of everything, but what ties it all together is the undeniable passion behind the songs.