Matt Spracklen Releases New Single ‘Bad Dream’
Radio presenter, country music socialite and singer-songwriter Matt Spracklen has released his brand new single Bad Dream today and it’s our Country Release Friday pick with MAM Roots.
Written by Matt Spracklen over 10 years ago, Bad Dream was released by punk rock band Best Of Enemies who Matt was the guitarist for at the time. The song is an insight into what was one of the hardest times of Matt’s life and a theme of abandonment is rife throughout. Now the song is retrospective but since the world was hit by a global pandemic and thrown into lockdown, Spracklen decided it would be a good time to re-record the song in the way it was first penned as these feelings will ring true for so many suffering with mental health and the struggles of being alone in a global pandemic.
About the new single he revealed, “I wrote Bad Dream one morning after waking up and realising a cliche. I hadn’t just had a bad dream. I was in one. I was reliving a misspent youth to deal with a breakup and had a hazy lack of direction. I had my band, a bus and I’d wake up to a house full of friends but after a period of abstaining from alcohol, I found it was actually helping me deal with everything. I was writing songs to process it all.”
Bad Dream is available now on all digital platforms and was recorded with Remote Sounds Productions spearheaded by Lewis Fowler who plays on the track alongside Michael Clancy, Joe Harvey White and Jake Stanton. It’s a hauntingly honest sound which reflects the sentiments of the song.
“I guess it’s a punk song but it’s country music, right? This is how I wrote it. Some may call it Americana. Maybe I’ll just call it Punktry.”
Singer-songwriter Matt Spracklen is a radio presenter on UK country radio station, Absolute Radio Country. He studied music at both Trevecca and Belmont Universities in Nashville, TN and toured with bands throughout Europe appearing on MTV, BBC Radio 1 and featured in magazines such as Kerrang! and Rocksound. He is a former professional photographer and has travelled with international artists including Dave Stewart, Nikki Sixx and Papa Roach. Matt is also a live host and compere at festivals such as Isle Of Wight, Nashville Meets London and The British Country Music Festival as well as hosting and interviewing the bands for Stabal Music.