‘Matthew Liam Nicholson’ has tapped his creative well, steadily releasing new music since late 2021 with much more in the pipe. The California-based Australian composer recently released a lush instrumental guided meditation album entitled “Nine Movements”, an immersive offering replete with central contributions from Los Angeles experimental-jazz seers Miguel AtwoodFerguson and Carlos Nino, on the esteemed Longform Editions deep listening label. Discover that the 15th February in Formula Indie
“The Worm Turns” by contrast rests firmly in the ecstatic indie rock side of Nicholson’s oeuvre, and is the third single from his forthcoming Universal Outsider studio LP. With a new year on the horizon, “The Worm Turns” is a luminescent, rhapsodic anthem for our collective ordeal of global awakening, during these extreme and difficult times.
Themes of endurance, disillusionment, initiation, disclosure, trust – and above all a reminder of the reality of our own Divine nature- are all woven into “The Worm Turns”. A gorgeous easy-going melody unfurls and truly blossoms in the chorus, sweeping us up and leaving us with a word of encouragement in these dark times:
“Keep looking up –
you know the stars above us
are hung in your light,
day and night..”
These themes are translated to the accompanying music video. This video is the other side of the coin for “The Worm Turns”. Layered natural landscapes and fractal images swoop and soar with the music, working in tandem with Nicholson’s ethereal lyrics. The video is a physical representation of the nuances buried within the track; a look into the meditating and pondering mind of an artist.