When I review a book I am always looking for the ‘hook’, it is the paragraph early in book that captivates the reader and makes them want to keep reading.

Music is more nuanced, it may be the cover art, it may be a track name, or some other factor. Matthew Meyer has not one, but two hooks, the first is the cover art, who could not love it! The second is the first part of his bio:

Mayer was twelve years old when he walked out the front door of his house, in Canistota, South Dakota, and skipped across the street, to knock on the door of Mr. Cooper. Art was Matthew’s first piano teacher….and he changed Mayer’s life.

Now that is powerful stuff! Beautiful You is Matthew Meyer’s 12 album, it is Solo Piano and contains original compositions so it gets labeled as ‘New Age’. Why can’t it be neo or modern classical? Sure it is semantics, it doesn’t change the music, yet in my mind it sort of challenges the legitimacy, even the provenance of the work and the artist behind it.

Anyway, enough of my griping, lets talk about Beautiful You.

This is a superbly crafted album, no detail has been missed. There are those that may claim that Beautiful You is an album aimed at children, I strongly disagree, this is an album that can be enjoyed by children of all ages, I am 62 😊

While there are no tracks from Beautiful You online yet, I did find this wonderful and very reflective piece that shows off Matthew Meyer’s talent.

Matthew has a web site MatthewMayer.com which has links to preorder Beautiful You and lots more about this great composer and musician.

 

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