By: Sam Kayuha.
Matt Monta & the Haymakers dropped a new single this week, the first from an upcoming full-length.
“I Won’t Be Scared” is triumphant ode to defiance. Its poetic verses have the feel of a folk song with a beat that seems to be counting down to the powerful chorus. The Haymakers match the emotion behind Monta’s voice, riding with it until the song reaches its highest point: the final chorus, when Monta’s fearlessness is most convincing.
The song would fit in at a rock club as well as near a backyard fire pit, finding the sweet spot where lyrics with a meaning are magnified by the band without being overshadowed.