“Cross My Heart” is Matthew Davidson’s second EP, containing original songs that showcase both his pop/rock and blues/rock influences. Relationships evoke feelings that are familiar to all ages – from “She’s turning out to be a Heartbreaker to “It’d be so much easier if you could “Read My Mind”. This collection of songs is all from the heart. (from the EP liner notes)
"Matthew Davidson's second EP, “Cross My Heart” showcases a more mature singer/songwriter appeal. That’s not to say that his guitar doesn’t take center stage at times, but he weaves it in and out in a succinct manner. His ability to capture the essence of his roots in jazz and blues but stay relevant are always what intrigues me about Davidson’s appeal." ~Derick Jones, The Shreveport Times
"It’s not just that the 16-year-old Matthew Davidson writes his own music, a considerably rare thing among blues prodigies. And it’s not just that he deftly combines these rootsy leanings with towering pop hooks. It’s not just his boyish good looks, either.It’s all of that, as Davidson crafts a sophomore project that is as intriguing as it is offbeat. In the end, Cross My Heart is both a blues record that often moves far afield from the blues, and a pop record with real soul. And it works, principally because of the endless approachability that Davidson brings to things." ~Nick DeRiso - Something Else Reviews, May 2014
"From the Beatles and Rolling Stones to Muddy Waters and U2, smart teen Matthew Davidson gets it. His new 5-song release, "Cross My Heart", is danceable and effervescent. It's the kind of pop that will make you drive better and make you look good cutting a rug in your living room. Beginning as a kid with a hot hand for blues guitar, Davidson is transitioning to vocalist, songwriter, and entertainer. Surrounded by rockin' tunes and effective harmonies, Davidson's package kicks."~Robert Trudeau - Heliopolis SBC
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"You might, with so many deep blues connections, expect 15-year-old Louisiana guitar prodigy Matthew Davidson’s new single to sound rootsy and raw. Instead, he draws in sounds and textures from a stirringly broad musical spectrum. “Heartbreaker” isn’t a Led Zeppelin-like reworking of a dusty old blues side; it’s a new melding of things both enduring and freshly conceived." ~ Nick DeRiso, Something Else Reviews, Oct. 2013
“Davidson's talent is no secret. A remarkable introduction to the 14-year-old, Matthew Davidson proves he's a force to be reckoned with on his debut release Step Up." Annie Reuter, Associate Music Producer at CBS Radio – Brooklyn, NY