A Million Songs
(I Just Died) Like An Aviator – Matthew Ryan
I was already a bit familiar with the work of Matthew Ryan before I saw “You Are Alone”, the 2005 drama film directed by Gorman Bechard, which contains several songs by Ryan.
In the decade since, Bechard has turned his eye to documentaries more than narratives, including music-related documentaries on Lydia Loveless, The Replacements, Grant Heart, Archers Of Loaf, and an upcoming film on Jay Bennett.
Ryan has spent that time being extremely prolific, releasing 13 albums of original music this century. including my favorites 2008’s “Vs. The Silver State”, 2014’s “Boxers” as well as last years “Hustle Up Starlings”, which includes this track, whose video is directed by Bechard.
Written By: Matthew Ryan
Vocals: Matthew Ryan
Guitar, Backing Vocals: Brian Fallon
Bass: Brian Bequette
Drums, Percussion: Brad Pemberton
Producer: Brian Fallon
Studio: Studio G Sound
Record Label: Matthew Ryan
Original Release: Matthew Ryan – Hustle Up Starlings
Original Release Date: 2017.05.12
2018.03.07 – Unadorned Version