Cornell & Carr have today released their new single ‘Things I Leave Behind’ and its accompanying video. The track was inspired by the emotional rollercoaster 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, Cornell says, sum everything up. ‘The mango tree is still there, which my grandad 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.’