Tradition, Style and Romance meet at the audio crossroads of ageless & timeless boulevards on Matters of the Heart, the 10-song sophomore recording of baritone crooner Elijah Rock. And it’s well worth the wait. Herein, Rock continues his impassioned excavations of love’s seductive soundtrack and even contributes several sparkling originals to the brew. Rock lyricized the title track, “Matters of The Heart,” in the throes of a romantic breakup while shooting a music video in Thailand. Dripping in wee hours mood with a lyric all who have lost love will melt into like butter, the ballad proves Rock’s studied kindred spirit, not only via his vocalizing, but also the writing. The result is aces of hearts and diamonds…tamed, yet tastefully wild.