Mat McHugh has a new album. It is called WAVES as in, vibrations. The vibrations that connect everyone and everything. The waves of energy that we all shimmer in and of. Simple magic. And he is going out on a tour of the same name.

As with his last solo effort Love Come Save Me, Mat is going to be giving WAVES away as a free digital download so that people can hear and share the music around the World.

The first song to be made available from WAVES is SIDEWAYS – a mix of confessional lyrics, acoustic guitars, driving dub influenced rhythms and melodic lines synthesized by Mat sampling his voice and other assorted items he had lying around the studio.

The song is available as an immediate free download here.

“WAVES is inspired by my father, who passed away when I was ten. One of my fondest memories of him is his love for his guitar, an old acoustic that he used to play around the house on a regular basis. When I was cleaning out some things last year, I stumbled upon that exact guitar and decided to see if I could fix it up. I wanted to see if it still had any songs in it. With a bit of tweaking and restringing I was able to bring it back to life, recreating that sound I remember so clearly from my childhood. That guitar is responsible for WAVES – every song was written on it and it made its way onto every track on the album”.