Jamie Mathias has never hid from uncomfortable truths.
As a songwriter, his work is an explicitly personal space, one in which he is able to confront past trauma while finding a forward path.
Taking huge strides with each new song, ‘Better Man’ is directly informed by his own experiences, and candidly discusses abuse and addiction.
A song about fatherhood, it finds Jamie Mathias wanting to do better for his future children.
He says: “‘Better Man’ is a very personal song about my own experience growing up as a child around abuse and addiction. It reflects my very strong feelings about not wanting to go down the same path as my father and make the same mistakes. Ultimately I want to be a ‘Better Man’ and when I decide to become a father, I want to provide the best possible life for my future children.”
All proceeds from the single go to Samaritans, with Jamie shooting an emotive video for the song.
Check out the ‘Better Man’ video below.