Contemporary pop artist, J. Matthews, gives listeners the courage to pursue love in his new track “Courage for Fools.” A pop-rock single with a blend of ’90s rock and EDM, “Courage for Fools” is about a young man’s struggle to be honest with his feelings for a girl he knows, all while knowing the girl clearly has feelings for him as well.

“Neither of them wants to make the first move and risk the possibility of their feelings being false. He’s getting closer and closer to letting the truth out, but only with the help of a ‘liquid courage,’” says Matthews on how he came up with the idea and the title of the song.

“Courage for Fools” is indeed all the drink you need to transcend the physical barriers of struggling to utter the truth to someone you love. “If you can’t find a way to say it to someone, sing it, and let them listen,” says the shy artist.

As one of five tracks on his upcoming EP (due in early 2023), J. Matthews has done one of the hardest things for an artist to do – capture a specific feeling that they alone feel and successfully convey it to others. “It’s the only way to truly be heard, and like so many other good things in life, it’s equally as frustrating as it is beautiful.”

More tracks from J. Matthews will be out in 2023. Stay tuned!

Cover Art for “Courage for Fools” by J. Matthews

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