Melbourne singer-songwriter Matt Walters’ major label debut has been well worth the wait, with Farewell Youth highlights like the stunning St Peter’s Gate and the deceptively simple first single Conversation announcing the arrival of a major talent. If you’re a fan of any of the top-shelf acoustic pop coming out of Australia at the moment — from Angus and Julia Stone to Megan Washington (who features here in a haunting duet, I Would Die For You) — you’ll find much to enjoy here.

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