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Single Review: George Ezra – Don’t Matter Now
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The majority of Ezra's first album and EP’s remind us of good ol' British summer time, and it seems we should be adding this track to our list. 'Don't Matter Now' is typical George - happy-go-lucky, care-free and just really bloody lovely. This new chilled-out and positive "don't give a shit" vibe in the midst of the latest pop and R&B releases makes Ezra stand out, with the track encompassing all we know and love about him, from the laid-back production, the brass band accompaniment, to the 'do-do-do' refrain throughout - it is a recipe for pure summer joy. Essentially, Ezra implores us to forget about all the bad stuff and just enjoy yourselves; the track is the artist personified, for sure.
“'Don't Matter Now' is typical George - happy-go-lucky, care-free and just really bloody lovely
Released just in time for the festival season, with Glastonbury less than a week away, it is clear that Ezra's new track will become a favourite from the word go - you can already picture the crowd swaying and singing along, basking in the UK sunshine. Ezra's music goes to prove that you don't need gimmicks, several featured artists and a repetitive sample to make a summer hit; you just need to be yourself, be happy, and forget about all the bad times.