As the age old saying goes, ‘footballers are humans too’. As repetitive and as cliched as that sounds, there’s a degree of impeccable truth in it. Contrary to popular perception, footballers aren’t outer space creatures that are designed to kick around on the field, pander to the unrealistic pressure from fans and deal with ridiculous denunciation on social media. They’ve got families, they’ve got emotions, and as Ashley Young would vouch for at any point, they’ve got a thing for music too!
In a bid to push the human image behind footballers, we’re starting a brand new feature – #CartaMusikxFO – for players to jump on board and reveal their top 20 tracks, across all genres of music! First on our list? Matthew Davies!
Full Name: Matthew Thomas Davies
Date of Birth: February 7 1995
Place of Birth: Perth, Australia
Position: FullBack (Right/Left)
Current Club: Pahang FA (Malaysia Super League)
National Team: Malaysia
The 22 year-old Malaysian international is arguably one of the finest defenders in the country, despite being relatively young. It gets even more astonishing when you consider that he captains Pahang these days, and even helped them manouever through a horrendously difficult season last year – one that almost resulted in relegation. But the War Elephants are back on track this year, which evidenly bodes well for Davies’ long-term footballing aspirations. These days, he’s a regular fixture in the national team set-up as well, so here’s a dose of his musical fix, especially when cold brew coffee fails to do the trick!
Matt’s got a fine selection of tracks, with a specific knack for Alternative Rock, Hip Hop and Rap, ranging from dreamy alternative rock band Foals to the unbelievably tight bars of Kendrick Lamar. There’s also space for a classic RnB track from Fabolous and Ashanti, while Franz Ferdinand’s Take Me Out also makes the cut!
To make things easier for you, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling a Spotify playlist with Matt’s Top 20 tracks. Go give it a follow!
What are your thoughts on Matt Davies’ choice of music? And who would you like us to speak with next? Let us know by commenting below!