“A Head Full of Phantoms” is the latest from Toronto-based singer/songwriter Dante Matas. Starting with piano at eight years old, Matas has refined his musical talents throughout the years, honing his own takes on pop and folk with numerous singles, EPs, and full-lengths to his name. An affinity for poetry, writing, and philosophy (which he has an MA in) lends to some successfully engaging lyrics, as well.
“A Head Full of Phantoms” is a bright and enthusiastic effort guided by Matas’ exuberant vocal presence, melodic guitar lines, and bouncy keys. The approach reminds of the pop-leaning accessibility of Coconut Records, with some added Beatlesesque charm. The track is a standalone single that follows Matas’ previous album A Colourful Headache, from last year. Per the artist, the track “combines the psychedelic synth pop sound of that record with the lyrical focus of my 2017 EP, Midnight Sun.”
“A Head Full of Phantoms” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2019’ Spotify playlist.