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Album: Into The Flame (2011)
  • Australian singer-songwriter and musician Matt Corby began his music career at 16 years old when he was runner-up on the reality TV talent show series, Australian Idol, to Natalie Gauci. After relocating to London he was signed by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett, the owner of the indie label Communion. This was the lead single from his third Communion EP, Into The Flame.
  • When asked by a Triple J radio station to describe the meaning behind this song, Corby replied: "It came from a little sort of quarrel I had with a really close friend this year. It's a pretty dark time for me, I think I really just wasn't being myself. Me and one of my really good mates fell out, and it was because of something really stupid I did."
  • In our interview with Corby, he said: "It's actually quite lyrically heavy in a lot of ways. It's just about f--king up as a teenager and just doing dumb s--t and then feeling the guilt of it all. Like, 'Oh, man. That was a bad thing to do.' It's not murdering anyone, but you're still like, 'I don't want to be a bad person.' Even if it's just not giving a homeless guy some money - it's pretty low in the scale but it's your responsibility to try and help someone if you can. That's where it came from. It was more of a personal story that I tried to make into a more overarching concept in a way."
  • The Into The Flame EP spent 36 weeks on the Australia Singles Top 50. It peaked at #3.
  • This won the publicly voted award for Song Of The Year at the 2012 ARIAs, Australia's equivalent of the Grammys.

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