Stand By The Window

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Jimmy B-Boy's extended poetry session, wordplay and metaphors intermingle with deep down lust. By this time in recording The Deepest Cellar he was revelling in referenced that he knew would tick my boxes, I think The Beatles and The Style Council both get a mention in this one. Easliy one of the most musical bits of hip-hop you're likely to hear this decade, lyrical and potent, Reggii is hitting his stride. I was in a Morcheeba kind of mode when it came to recording my outro, and it kind of works.

The initial idea behind the lyric was lying in bed watching a girl undress casting a shadow on a blank wall, probably a dark silhouette on an orange tinged beige wall, a very British image of lucozade shaded street lamps and magnolia painted walls. The video, award winning and fantastically produced by Tamworth's Mr. Adam Awni, leads to the only conclusion, however, that the song is about prostitutes. Now, I've writted some songs about prostitutes in my time, but I can honestly say that this wasn't intended to be one.

Thanks to St. Abans Film Festival for crowning this the winner of their Best Music Video award. And Choppacop, Sean overin Sweden whose provided lots of beats for this record and Coming Around. Good on y'all !!!

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Stand by the Window cast your shadow on the wall ...

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from The Deepest Cellar, released May 1, 2010

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Matt Henshaw Leicester

Singer. Songwriter. Musician. Artist.

"Sublime" - The Guardian

Matt Henshaw’s biography is already complex at the age of 26, which gives his song-writing a depth and maturity that could only have come with experience. He's paid his dues, he is still on his way up…and the best is yet to come.

"Just Perfect"
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