Aqualung

Aqualung

“Music can be an amazingly potent thing,” says Matt Hales, aka Aqualung. “When I sing into the microphone in the studio, I’m whispering my secrets in people’s ears. When it connects, it can be so powerful. It’s still a remarkable process to me.”

Indeed, in a field crowded with empty shouting, Words and Music–the English singer/songwriter/multi–instrumentalist/producer’s fourth album (and third U.S. release) under his longstanding nom de disc Aqualung–has the feeling of a series of deep emotional truths whispered in confidence. An effortlessly... more