Ard Matthews releases his first single of 2017, entitled ‘Wonder Years’, a cross genre offering incorporating elements of Pop, Indie, and Dance, while still retaining Ard's authentic and lyric delivery that he has become synonymous with. ‘Wonder Years' was written at a friend’s holiday home just outside of Hermanus, and recorded over the space of a few months in Ard’s now hometown of Cape Town, South Africa. The track features the guitar licks of well known Blues Rock maestro and long time friend, Albert Frost, as well as the combined production talents of Peter Pearlson & Keith Farquharson from A.S.E. Cape Town. Ard plays his 1975 Fender Jazz Bass over the chorus’s to create that old style bounce. Download it HERE or by clicking the artwork below.
Over the course of the last decade and a half, well known singer and songwriter, Ard Matthews, has been honing his craft and moving people the world over. As the front man of South African band Just Jinjer, his indelible lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to the incredible success of their debut album title ‘All Comes Round’, becoming one of the biggest selling rock genre albums of all time in their native country of South Africa, achieving double platinum status in it’s first year, with the follow up album “Something for now” reaching the same status a year later.