Matthew Thomas presents the hopeful yet tragic love song ‘The Waiting Room’

"I'm a sucker for the silver linings but this song is a reminder to me that sometimes the best thing we can do is embrace the struggle and just love crap out of each other"
22 September 2023

Emerging Americana troubadour Matthew Thomas In 2022, he made a life-altering decision by leaving behind his full-time job, embarking on a creative pilgrimage that led him to the outskirts of Indianapolis, alongside his steadfast companions: his wife and loyal canine.

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Matthew Thomas unveiled his stunning debut EP, Mustangs & Thoroughbreds, Vol. 1.

Now in 2023, Thomas shares what is at the heart of the fascinating EP, Mustangs & Thoroughbreds, Vol. 2, the poignant single The Waiting Room, a hopeful yet tragic love song set in rural America.

Blissful folk and Americana sonics fill the air in this beautifully presented track, where Thomas unleashes his pop-woven melodies with enchanting acoustics and resonating lyricism, showing clear signs of a singer-songwriter who knows exactly what he wants to say and how he wants to say it.

Thomas says “The Waiting Room was intended to be a hopeful song of mourning I wrote for my wife last year in the wake of our first miscarriage. Fast forward to this past July and we went through another miscarriage. It was heartbreaking. I’m a sucker for the silver linings but this song is a reminder to me that sometimes the best thing we can do is embrace the struggle and just love crap out of each other. I don’t think I’ve believed in the message of a song I’ve written more than this one.”

With his trusty guitar by his side, Matthew Thomas pours his soul into his music. It’s a necessity, not a choice, as his songs have become his only lifeline. Since making the leap into full-time musicianship, Thomas has harnessed his emotions, dreams, and life experiences, infusing them into his music.

Inspired by deeply personal experiences, The Waiting Room carries a message of resilience and the power of unwavering love.  

There’s no denying that Matthew Thomas is an artist worth keeping an eye on and wholeheartedly welcoming into the spotlight.

Photos by Laura Duggleby