Syracuse-based acoustic act Farewell For Now has released his debut single “Merry Christmas, I Miss You” just in time to tug at your holiday heartstrings. The creative force behind the project, singer/songwriter Matheus Amado, says the song was inspired after someone unexpectedly came back into his life.
“It’s kind of a long lost song,” says Amado. “The idea is centered around the idea that you loved someone long ago and that person comes back into your life as a completely different person.”
Amado recently launched Farewell For Now after being bedridden for some time with a shattered leg. While his previous band Above-Ground was on tour with Rookie of the Year, the group was involved in an accident that totaled their van and eventually led to their disbandment.
“I knew the band wasn’t going to last because of the accident, so I just resorted to writing,” says Amado. “Writing music during that time felt so necessary. I was also very excited at this point because I always loved the intimacy that acoustic music brings, much like Dashboard Confessional. Once I was able to leave the house, I went straight back to the studio to record my debut EP (which will be out this January).”