Consistent, candid, honest and forthright about everything from life to music, Matthew Good is one of few Canadian musicians that requires no introduction.
In 2007, that candidness revealed itself as Hospital Music, an album dedicated to the ordeal Matthew Good was thrust into when dealing with bipolarity. Using the creativity of music to work through the revelation and realism of that diagnosis, Good and his followers formed an unbreakable bond based on what proved to be one of his most impeccable albums.
In 2009, Matthew Good finds him in an enviable place: alive, feeling fine and more inspired than ever before with the release of his 11th album entitled, Vancouver on October 6th. Matthew Good's latest release, Vancouver is a dedication to and examination of his experiences living in the world-renowned city for the better part of his life; the land responsible for forming many of his personal reflections and opinions on the world.
On the track "The Vancouver National Anthem," Matthew Good has many observations about the contradictions of what is going on within the city, a track boasting/solidifying the union of Good and artist Pete Yorn. As with the bulk of Good's catalogue, Vancouver was recorded at The Warehouse Studio. Joined by the majority of his live band-journeymen and session players who have truly connected with Good's own vision and direction-Vancouver is easily Good's most coherent, enduring, and indelibly appreciable work to date.
Matthew Good has sold over 800,000 albums world-wide, awarded three Juno Awards and has received 17 Juno nominations. Matthew Good was awarded the Mental Heath Voices 2008 Award on behalf of the Canadian Mental Health Association, an award for proliferating awareness of mental health issues throughout Canada.