Matthew Curran's debut album Simplify shines with a fresh breath of musical brilliance. Simplify captures the essence of timeless rock with sound reminicscient of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and the Allman Brothers, mixed tastefully with the more modern elements of Collective Soul, the Black Crows, Nirvana, and Alice in Chains. The music twists and turns into unexpected psychedelic detours, always winding back to a sound that will satisfy a wide range of listeners. Curran's songwriting is well crafted and wise beyond his years, revealing a perception of truth and contemplation not often found in a young writer. This portrait of the artist as a young man will surely be a stepping stone to becoming one of rock's future legends.