© Love Sick Fool Records / Matthew Santos 2010Download MP3s : $9.95 Buy CD : $14.95
The emotions on This Burning Ship of Fools range from hope to wrath to loneliness as Santos plumbs subjects including community ("The Good Life"), the music industry ("Wide Eyed Firefly"), and romantic desirability ("Drop a Coin"). "The basis of a lot of these songs is the desire for happiness and fulfillment, whether it comes from a human being or something else," he explains.
For Santos, fulfillment comes from touching a few people deeply more than millions fleetingly. "I hope people become passionate about the record," he says, "and that it gives them a chance to express themselves in ways they don’t have the words for."Kevin McKeough, Chicago Magazine