SheWired Featured Artist Friday: Matriarch
As a site that features entertainment and news geared toward the lesbian community at large we are committed to highlighting artists, musicians and craftspeople in or supportive of the community. We’d like to introduce you to Matriarch.
After a successful run with DIY project, KillMatriarch, Landon Newsom knew it was time to focus on her solo career. Landon, or Matriarch, composed an EP, Show Me. Released on March 23, the eloquent darkness portrayed throughout Show Me reflects the raw struggles and determination experienced throughout Matriarch’s life.
Newsom’s voice is darkened with experience, yet soothes with its genuine authenticity, and works with the hypnotizing synthesizers and drumbeats of Show Me.
The entire EP is currently available for streaming on Spotify, and for purchase from iTunes.
A little background from Matriarch’s website:
Matriarch. Landon Newsom prematurely familiarized herself with struggles that never meet most until their eldest of years. There is a comfort with dying, as well as living, which many cease to understand. Matriarch successfully captures the darkness in this unity, without tarnishing the beauty.
When most children are watching cartoons and reading children’s books, Landon distanced herself from reality with a balance of Trent Reznor’s perfectly riddled lyrics and morbid literature about cancer and the battles accompanying. When she was 16 years old, Landon was presented with the opportunity to face the death she had previously only read about. But blood cell counts weren’t the last contender to her innocence.
Darkness inevitably cloaks her verses, yet every ballad is saturated in alluring anticipation of resolution between the pain of death and the elegance of living. Both in life and in studio, Matriarch resolves enough of the mystery of death to charm your innocence, all the while developing a new pure form of depth and curiosity.