Denver-based folk artist Our Violet Room – aka Matthew Birch – excitedly announces the release of his cinematic single “Saved Me,” out October 22. “Saved Me” is an exciting follow-up to Birch’s previous single, “Winter,” which aired on Season 3 Episode 17 of the popular FreeForm show Good Trouble. Released alongside a haunting music video, this track tells the story of embracing hardship and using grief as the motivation to persevere in spite of our suffering. For Birch, “‘Saved Me’ is about going through the fire and coming out stronger – as who you were always meant to be.” This instrumentally decadent track pulls influences from a variety of artists like Eliott Smith (through spritely fingerstyle guitar) and Hans Zimmer (with the colourful orchestral instrumentation). Yielding a final product rivalling the calibre of work produced by icons like Coldplay, “Saved Me” undoubtedly has listeners singing along after just the first chorus.

The music video for “Saved Me” mesmerizes viewers with an enticing stop motion production technique. Showcasing the melancholic scene of a gloomy midwestern landscape, the cinematography of this video captures the bleak essence of going through great hardship. Carrying on through suffering is no easy task, and the heavy-heartedness that comes across in this video perfectly captures that. This music video compliments a cinematic arrangement of a production-heavy track. Decorated with all-encompassing symphonies and unassuming piano, “Saved Me” is driven by steady fingerpicking on a bright acoustic guitar. This song is a non-negotiable for all folk/pop lovers; fans can stream “Saved Me” on all major streaming platforms and watch the accompanying music video on October 22.

A deep love of movie scores and the composers that made them alongside an admiration and passion for folk music is the base of the music that Birch creates under the moniker Our Violet Room. An “indie singer-songwriter with a cinematic twist”, Birch got his musical start in 2018 by playing SoFar Sound shows – first in Denver but soon all over the world. A humble story of overcoming depression, working hard, and diving headfirst into his dream, Birch only has one goal…. to make thoughtful, well-made, emotional art that inspires his listeners and causes them to feel.

His music has been compared to the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and Coldplay for its lush atmosphere, emotional lyrics, and cinematic arrangements and has quickly launched his music career with two songs featured on FreeForm’s Good Trouble series and two songs featured in a Magnolia feature film. “Making movie scores has been a dream of mine and to look at each song as a little movie score has been a great way of creating,” says Birch. Thus far in his career, Birch has released two EPs – Our Violet Room and the live EP Loss and Death in Winter – alongside a handful of singles. Mixing folk and cinematic soundscapes seem to be working for the emerging artist as his songs have a combined 70K+ streams. “ I don’t go for cool or hip, I go for what moves me.”

Cover art for “Saved Me” by Matthew Birch