In late 2015, a serendipitous email led to Matt's introduction and eventual key collaborative work in Nashville with Grammy Award winning producer; Femke Weidema. Femke has a background as a collaborator of prolific film music composer Hans Zimmer and the musical connection between Weidema and Belmont brings a unique writing and production style to the project, steeped in ambience and depth.
Working out of home project studios, 8 songs were written and demoed in that first 10 day trip, and the haunting lead-track ‘Hollow’ was born. Before returning home to London, Belle Mt played a packed industry showcase at the Basement, Nashville armed only with his acoustic guitar, reverb and harmony pedals, garnering the attention and excitement of big names in the industry.
But, in no rush to sign away control of the concept, he left with a clear vision and adamant that of most importance is for the music to find and resonate with its audience. The collection of songs that start with the release of Hollow, give insight into the rare and arrestive mind behind eloquent and almost mythic lyrics that are bound to transport listeners on their own journey.