Matt Squared, based out of Kalamazoo, MI, is back with a new “holiday original about salting your sidewalk.” This might be the first time I’ve heard a Christmas song that I’d describe as experimental synth pop, and I wouldn’t mind hearing another. The lyrics touch on an underrepresented aspect of winter holidays, you gotta keep those sidewalks clear for deliveries and people. As a former Kalamazoo resident, I can assure you that Kalamazoo sidewalks need some help getting cleared this time of year. In the past, Matt has been involved with punk bands, musical theatre, solo accordion music, and this iteration of his music is his best yet. It’s a fitting song for this salty year.
By: Tim Bauer