Katmaz’s “afterlife” is an examination of life’s complexities (lyrics included)

Born Matthew Kaz, Katmaz is an Brooklyn-based American songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music has been influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Beck, and Gorillaz. In his April 2016 release, Nautical Things project,  Katmaz presented a sample of his emotive, soulful strain of music.

The artist is now back with a new track “afterlife”, mixed and mastered by Matt Cody with additional production and vocals provided Braden Blair. The song offers an examination of life and its intricate complexities.

Katmaz says this of the song: “ The song uses the idea of reincarnation as a metaphor for love.  Specifically, the first verse is the image of a fish constantly battling upstream and getting nowhere, so it decides to travel downstream falling off a waterfall.  The second verse is the image of a rodent in a village that is lured away by music (pied piper kinda deal) to a cliff.

Lyrics:

I was born in a creek bed.
Start my journey to the shore.
Upstream feels natural,
but it never got me anywhere before.
This love thing is so frightening.
Don’t want to get it wrong again,
so I push on through just to get to you.
The rushing water the heavy rain,
and I

Fall down, never reaching the ground.
Pursuing perfection where it cannot be found.
It cannot be found.

I arrive in the pale moon light,
in a hole outside of town.
I should have stayed in tonight,
but I just can’t resist that sound.
This love thing is so frightening.
Don’t want to get it wrong again,
so I follow the tune, that will lead to my ruin.
Never asking why, then we reach the cliff,
and I

Fall down, never reaching the ground.
Pursuing perfection where it cannot be found.
It cannot be found.
I’m giving up on this.

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