La carrière de Matt Holubowski a vraiment décollé depuis l’auto-sortie de Old Man en 2014, une collection de chansons folk inspirées de ses nombreux voyages et expériences à travers le monde. Le moment décisif sera la sortie de Solitudes, deux ans plus tard, chez Audiogram. Avec plus de 45 000 albums vendus et 17M d’écoutes, un disque d’or ainsi que deux nominations au Gala de l’ADISQ, dans les catégories Album de l’année et Concert de l’année –, le disque a fait connaître Matt à un large public qui a découvert sa musique mercurielle. voix et chansons captivantes. La tournée qui suit la sortie de l’album le fait sillonner le Canada, les États-Unis et l’Europe, pour donner près de 200 concerts et vendre plus de 15 000 billets. Au printemps 2018, une version de luxe a été introduite en Allemagne, en Autriche, en Suisse, en France et en Belgique grâce à des accords avec le label allemand Motor Musik et le label français Yotanka. Peu de temps après, Matt a participé au Printemps de Bourges, a tourné dans plus d’une douzaine de villes à travers l’Europe en tant que première partie de l’artiste américain Ben Folds et s’est produit au Meltdown Festival de Londres à l’invitation de Robert Smith, chanteur de The Cure.
Matt Holubowski’s career has really taken off since the self-release of Old Man in 2014, a collection of folk songs inspired by his many trips and experiences around the world. The watershed moment would be the release of Solitudes, two years later, by Audiogram. With over 45 000 albums sold and 17M streams, a Gold Record as well as two nominations at the ADISQ Gala, for Album of the year and Concert of the year – English language categories, the record introduced Matt to a wide audience who discovered his mercurial voice and captivating songs. The tour that followed the album’s release had him criss-crossing Canada, the United States and Europe, to perform nearly 200 concerts and selling over 15 000 tickets. In the Spring of 2018, a deluxe version was introduced in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Belgium through deals with German label Motor Musik and French label Yotanka. Soon after, Matt participated in the Printemps de Bourges, toured in over a dozen cities across Europe as the support act for American artist Ben Folds, and performed in London’s Meltdown Festival at the invitation of Robert Smith, singer of The Cure. After returning to North America, Matt appeared at Bonnaroo, at the Festival d’été de Québec (where he won its Prestigious Espoir Prize), at the Regina, Ottawa andWinnipeg Folk Festivals, and at Osheaga in Montreal. Following a series of concerts in the eastern United States in 2018, Matt crossed the Atlantic once more as the openingact for Swiss artist Sophie Hunger on a leg of her European tour, before returning to end the Solitudes tour in Montreal at a sold-out Corona Theater. Early in 2019, Matt opened for singer-songwriter Dan Magnan in eastern Canada, a last waltz before retreating to the woods in Banff, Alberta, to devote himself to writing songs for his next album. In July, Matt momentarily paused his retreat to present the closing event of the Montreal International Jazz Festival in front of 25 000 people. Reunited in the studio with producer Connor Seidel, Matt Holubowski pushes sonic experimentation to another level with the creation of a new record : Weird Ones, released in February 2020. The concerts and promotional efforts that had begun in Canada, Germany, France and the UK were unfortunately cut short, experiencing a fate akin to all other singer-songwriters in the midst of touring that year. Disappointed but undeterred, Matt still managed to play over 60 tour dates upon reopening of venues across his home country in the last months. Quite flexible, he presented Weird ones on stages across Canada as a solo act on an intimate tour, and in full-band formation when possible in festivals and concert halls. He also opened for Martha Wainwright’s latest Canadian tour and for a few nights’ support with The Paper Kites, all while carefully creating his next album due in 2023.