Friends for Now’ is so relatable! What is the story behind the song?
Matthew: So this song was written after I met a girl that I felt an instant connection, like we hung out for 4 hours and talked and watched the sunset but she wasn’t ready for a relationship. Friends For Now to sum up is a song full of hope and a message to take that chance tell the person who you like how you really feel.
I saw that you played ‘Friends for Now’ for the person you wrote it about. What was that experience like?
Matthew: So I want to be honest with you and my fans, that was actually an actress friend of mine playing the part of the girl I actually wrote it about. It was still a super fun experience, the girl I did write it about has heard the song and loved it and also was very supportive of me releasing the song.
Congrats on the recent release of your deluxe album, ‘Emotions’! What is your personal favorite track from the album?
Matthew: Thank you so much, Emotions is my first child, it has jumpstarted my career and to help me finally make music that I love. Breathe is my personal favorite track on the album, because it deals with a time of my life that I was not in a good headspace. I was dealing with a lot of anxiety and depression and my OCD diagnosis which was a lot to deal with but this song helped me get through these hard times.
I noticed on your instagram that you are very passionate about your faith. How has your religion influenced your music?
Matthew: My religion has given me the courage to talk about things that are a little harder to talk about and be vulnerable. I’m a pop singer, but I have a Christian heart which allows me to be positive in my music but allow my true self of pop music to still be there.
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be and why?
Matthew: Im so glad you asked this question, the artist I would collaborate with is Charlie Puth. Charlie is a major reason why I love music the way I do, he Is so genuine and kind to other artists and wants to teach people what he knows about music and the music business. Me and Charlie could definitely make a bop.
What are you most looking forward to in terms of your musical career? Are there any upcoming projects you can talk about?
Matthew: I’m looking most forward to performing and recording more music with new people in the industry. My goal is to open for another pop artist in the next two years. I’m currently working on my next EP and after that I’m going to be working with a bunch of new producers and writers. I'm really excited about the future.
Interviewed By Kendall Koval