Matt Longo

Matt Longo

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Orchestral, vibrant indie-pop from NYC.

Biography

Matt Longo is making some of the best symphonic folk that I’ve heard from a completely independent artist. Not only are the production values insanely high, but the quality of his voice and instrumentation is out of this world. If you’re into indie-pop, especially the kind that Sufjan or maybe Owen Pallett are making, you need to download Matt Longo’s album immediately!
(Neon Waves)

From Harlem, NY, Matt Longo is a brilliant composer and writer/producer/singer/guitarist who, together with several other musicians, put together an album, The Low Life, which certainly has enough hits in my book. The whole album, although very short, is just perfect.
(This Bonus Track)

We heard Matt Longo for the first time earlier this year, and were mightily impressed by his lovely, melodic songs, which to our ears at least, bear comparison with Honeybus’ Pete Dello, Emitt Rhodes, Badfinger and Ron Sexsmith.
(The Vinyl District)

Lyrics

Level-Headed Man

Written By: Matt Longo

When I got here I was lonesome, and now I’m lonelier still
You’d think I’d age a little bit, but I guess I never will
I’m sure you’ve heard about me from the friends that we both had
I spend my days with magazines, just flipping through the ads

Hang me on a star, right above from where you are
I always get it wrong; I won’t be up there for long

If you can’t ever love me, then I guess you’ve won my heart
Sing songs outside your living room, sleep naked in your yard
And he will swear to God he’ll give you hope that you don’t see
I don’t aim to do those things, how happy you could be

Hang me on a star, right above from where you are
I always get it wrong; I won’t be up there for long

If you spend your days with a heartbroken man, you’ll be bored
But if you spend your days with a level-headed man, you’ll be bored
String me on a star, right above from where you are; I don’t want more
String me on a star, right above from where you are; I don’t want more

Fireworks

Written By: Matt Longo

Fireworks will greet you as you’re leaning off the bridge
Fireworks will greet you as you’re leaning off the bridge
Here they go
Here they go

Coming out to meet you, tell you everything I did
Coming out to meet you, tell you everything I did
Here I go
Here I go

Loving arms will greet you as you’re leaning off the bridge
Loving arms will greet you as you’re leaning off the bridge
Here they go
Here they go

Discography

Alexandria EP (2010)
The Low Life LP (2011)
Coward EP (2012)

Set List

Aren't You Glad
The Night
Ali, Please
Fireworks
Block of Ice
The High Life
When I Get Old
Building a Wall
The Low Life
Say You'll Be Mine
Your Family