Best Kept Secret Festival

June 12-13-14, 2020

Phosphorescent

Saturday 1 June

Many good singers have a crack in their voice, but Matthew Houck’s, alias Phosphorescent, pierces and pries into the heart like a crowbar. However, between the seams of this cracked soul shines a bright, healing light. With his gorgeous 2013 album Muchacho, the general public became acquainted with Phosphorescent’s deeply-carved melancholy, and with that Houck’s uncanny gift to conjure the most beautiful melodies out of the worst pain. Five years later, Houck finally found happiness, and the album that bled from his pen last year, C’est La Vie, reflects on those early discoveries of stable family life.