Matthew Young: ‘Collect’

Since dropping his debut EP in 2015, Auckland’s Matthew Young has had an effortless air of mystery around him, and he’s been keeping a pretty low profile.

His comeback single ‘Collect’ is a huge jam that melds slick vocals with synth stabs, in the vein of Prince and Frank Ocean.

Singing to someone who’s been feeling down on their luck, Young promises to be one call away. Our favourite lyric is, “It’s like you’ve gone from Obama to Trump”. Nailed it, bro.

Young released the tune via a hotline (fans were encouraged to call the number, to hear a preview of the song before it came out). He then dropped the single a few days later with it’s fire video, which was directed by Jordan Arts.

Watch the perfectly cool video for ‘Collect’ here: