Video: Cousin Matt – “Cousin Matt”


Sometimes the best songs come in short bursts, concentrated energy that leaves before it has a chance to outstay its welcome.

Gorgeous, self-titled single from duo Cousin Matt (a collaboration of actual cousins taking place across five years and three cities, backed by a musical lineage that springs from a grandfather who played trumpet for Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman’s big bands) barely scrapes against the minute-and-a-half mark.

The song’s brief runtime focuses ears on its beautifully sparse arrangement and simple, affecting lyrics. Accompanied by the sort of video that induces involuntary smiles, Cousin Matt’s newest work builds a charming, nostalgic window into the group’s eclectic world–their wide-reaching style evidenced by debut single “Pelican,” which you can stream alongside “Cousin Matt” below.

THE 25 BEST SONGS UNDER 2 MINUTES