Australia’s Matt Allen has a likeable voice that connects straightaway, packed with blue-eyed soul and playful melisma. His material, a mixture of old-school and new, is familiar in a good way and falls some- where squarely in the middle. We appreciate how his tracks are airy and uncluttered, allowing plenty of space for his engaging voice to connect with the listener. “Get To Know Me” and “Ride The Moment” show- case his brand of funky-pop good-vibes beach-party music. The romantic slowie “Last Time” has an affecting melancholy and is lyrically is strongest. Typical of this artist, it is a “sad” song with an underlying sweetness. Rom-com music supes might wanna check these songs out.