Mathew V

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Where are you currently based? 

Home base is Vancouver, Canada. I’ve been travelling a lot more recently, but it’s always nice to come home to the 604.

How did you first start playing music? 

I was always singing around the house. At every family gathering, I would perform ‘Man I Feel Like A Woman’ by Shania Twain, and from there I caught the bug. I trained in opera and classical voice for 10 years after that.

What’s been happening recently? 

I recently put out my EP “The Outer Circle” which was just nominated for a JUNO award, which is very cool and a bucket list moment for sure.

Your new single ‘Sick’ will be out on the 27th of May, what influenced the sound  and songwriting? 

‘Sick’ is a bit of a follow up on ‘Give It All’ which is from my album ‘Two Faced.’ I worked on this song with the same production team and we had been trying to make another song for years, but we kept having to push back due to the pandemic. Finally we decided that there was no more waiting, and we made it work remotely.

What does ‘Sick’ mean to you? 

‘Sick’ is a playful spin on the phrase ‘you make me sick.’ It is very tongue in cheek and dances around the theme of someone giving you butterflies. The best kind of sick in my opinion.

How did you go about writing ‘Sick’? 

I was writing chorus ideas with my collaborator Josh Bogert who is a wonderful artist in his own regard. I knew that this idea would be perfect to take to the producers on this one.

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?

This was produced by my good friends Fly By Midnight who I am not only a fan of, but am so lucky enough to get to collaborate with. I knew after we made ‘Give It All’ that we needed to follow it up. I took the track to Kevin Peterson for Mastering who I  go to at any change I get. He’s the best.

How did you approach the recording process? 

We made a lot of the demo over Zoom as Fly By Midnight were in LA and Josh and myself were in Vancouver. We recorded all of the vocals here and sent  everything down to the guys in LA to take it across the finish line.

You’ve received your first JUNO Award nomination for Adult Contemporary  Album of The Year for your fantastic EP, The Outer Circle, how do you feel  about this? 

It is such a huge bucket list moment for me. I’m nominated with a bunch of artists whom I respect and hold in the highest regard. I’m taking in every moment.

Who are you listening to at the moment? 

I’ve been listening to a lot of Nick Wilson, Luca Fogale and Teddy Swims. I highly recommend you check them all out.

What do you like to do away from music? 

I love cooking and baking a nice meal. I love any activity that requires me to step away from my phone and put all of my focus into something with no distractions.

What’s planned for the remainder of 2022? 

We have a lot coming up for 2022 and 2023. I’m working on an exciting new  project over the summer, and I’ll be playing the historic Massey Hall with Royal Wood this upcoming October.

Favourite food and place to hangout? 

Aroma Tea & Coffee in North Hollywood is both my favourite place for food and to  hangout. Wish I was there 24/7!

Website: www.mathewvmusic.com

Twitter: @MathewVMusic

Facebook: /mathewvmusic

Instagram: @mathewvmusic

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