Matt DeAngelis, a soulful storyteller hailing from Southern New Jersey, invites us on a captivating sonic journey with his latest creation, “All Good Things.” This musical gem, recorded at the renowned Gradwell House and Musically Speaking Studio, delicately explores the transition from childhood to adulthood, resonating with themes of change, nostalgia, and the inexorable flow of time.
Engineered by the skilled hands of Tom Conran and Bill Kennedy and produced by Matt DeAngelis alongside John DeAngelis, “All Good Things” weaves a tapestry of pop, rock, prog, and classical influences into a seamless and emotive composition.
In Matt’s own words, the song encapsulates the bittersweet farewell to the carefree days of youth, signaling the onset of adulthood with its inevitable responsibilities. Within this poignant narrative lies a universal truth—every chapter, whether joyous or sorrowful, eventually draws to a close. The essence of the song extends beyond personal nostalgia, touching upon a broader spectrum of life experiences. It serves as a musical companion, encouraging listeners to embrace change, bid farewell to dependencies, and face the unknown with hope.
The instrumental ensemble behind this melodic journey is nothing short of exceptional. Matt DeAngelis, as the singer-songwriter, pours his heart into every lyric. The skillfully played Korg Kronos adds enchanting piano melodies, while Billy Kennedy’s guitar weaves intricate strings that tug at the emotional core. Eric Bishop lays down the foundation with soulful bass notes, and Dan Pettolina, the drummer, provides the heartbeat that propels the song forward. Together, they create a symphony that’s not just heard but felt—a collaboration that elevates “All Good Things” to a realm of unique greatness.
In the verses of “All Good Things,” the highway becomes a metaphor for the journey of life, meandering through experiences of war and weather. As Matt takes a backseat, reflecting on the beauty of the sunset, it serves as a metaphor for the inevitable conclusion of certain chapters. Memories are shared, and the acknowledgment that tomorrow will inevitably come forms the poignant chorus.
“All Good Things” stands as a testament to Matt DeAngelis’s prowess as a songwriter and storyteller. It’s a reflection on the ephemeral nature of moments, the inevitability of change, and the comforting assurance that, even as one chapter closes, another awaits. The enchanting composition, coupled with profound lyrics, invites listeners to introspect, reminisce, and find solace in the understanding that, indeed, all good things must come to an end, opening the door to the promise of tomorrow.