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Listen: Matthew E. White - “Tranquility”

Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Feb 02, 2015 Matthew E. White Bookmark and Share

On March 10 Richmond, VA singer/songwriter Matthew E. White will release his sophomore album Fresh Blood, the follow-up to this 2012 debut Big Inner. Today, marking the one year anniversary of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death, White has shared his album’s included track, “Tranquility,” written specifically as a tribute to the late actor.

Posting on Facebook, White writes, “A year ago today we lost Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I didn’t know Phillip, but I had watched everything he did for 15 years. To me, he was everything one could ever want to be in an artist, and although I am no actor I was much more of a student than a fan. Very soon after his death it became crystal clear to me that I wanted to try very hard and write a song for him. He deserved something from me, something that honored him, and showed how grateful I was for all he had given. His death was immensely sad and as deaths such as these go, leaves us crushed that a life so bright has been dimmed. There is a duality in these circumstances, it’s a place where we find darkness in the light, but more powerfully, we find light in the darkness. I tried to find music that felt the same. It’s my best shot, and it’s called ‘Tranquility.’ To a man that showed me, over and over, what excellence and craft is, here is a song for you.”

Click below to listen to the song.



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