Cornell & Carr’s new single Things I Leave Behind was inspired by the emotional roller-coaster that Matt Cornell went through last year, leaving his home in Sydney where he was born and raised—all the things I’m taking with me, are just a measurement of time, don’t mean as much as the things I leave behind.
Those lines, says Matt, sum everything up. “The mango tree is still there, which my granddad planted when I was a kid, and my neighbours (the Kelly family) have lived next door for over 35 years. So, when I sold the house, packed the truck and drove away, it hit me hard. And I realised that all the things we accumulate over the years have very little meaning, but what matters are the memories we leave behind—both good and bad.”
It’s a feeling echoed by Aussie industry legend Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson, who said “the first time I heard Things I Leave Behind I was sitting in my mum’s house in Birmingham in the middle of the night, battling jet lag. The song gently guided my soul back through the many long forgotten memories this house held for me.... Matt and Mike are truly great storytellers and Things I Leave Behind helped me rediscover a few lost chapters of my own life.”
The track was produced by multiple ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning producer Matt Fell and recorded at his Love HZ Studio in Sydney.