John Matthias | Evermore

Artist: John Matthias

Title: Evermore

Album: Stories From The Watercooler

Key: a-minor

John Matthias is a composer/multi-instrumentalist and works frequently with Ninja Tune artists, while still finding time to release his own albums. The fade of his voice into the picking banjo works perfectly with the theme of the lyrics, and the tonal collapse (3;35+) to lead in the banjo is a great technique for communicating loss of logic, structure, and hope.

“I came here to make a living – In this Hope and Glory, but I’m afraid…and I can’t believe it when you can’t afford to have opinions, when it was ever thus and shall be evermore…”

Key signature: 1/2

Form: 16-bar phrases: A B A B