Hello, Mattykevs. Greetings and welcome to VENTS! I see you’re building a name for yourself in the music industry. How does it make you feel?
It feels like a dream come true. I’ve gotten to work with some legends in the music industry and entertainment industry as well and Im honored. The talent that Im surrounded by on a daily basis is enough to inspire anyone to get out and make their dreams a reality.
Can you tell us more about your latest single, Fiji?
Fiji is a song that I did with some underground artists out of Long Island New York, and was a really fun summertime Caribbean dance hall type of sound. It was something where I tried a new style of recording and it set a new tone for my future music releases.
Is it better to do creative work in a studio setting or engage with a live audience? Which of these two choices piques your interest the most?
I’ve always been more comfortable in the booth as opposed to when Im performing music, and I think it has to do with just being in a creative and private space to really express raw feelings between you and the microphone. That’s not to say I don’t love performing live, because that’s also a great form of expression and I have a good time seeing my fans live reactions to the music.
Do you ever have to cope with criticism and doubters because of the large impact of social media critics?
I think that’s part of the game, it kind of comes with the territory. Being thick skinned goes a long way and I’ve definitely learned that the hard way. I think it’s best not to take anything personally in life anyways so it doesn’t matter what anyone says.
Who would you choose if you could go on tour with any popular industry musician in the near future, and why?
That’s a great question. I think Im working on finding a project that I can release and feature some of the people I’ve worked with already and see myself going on tour with any of them. To open for some of the artists I look up to as a musician would be a dream come true too.
What more can we look forward to from Mattykevs in 2021?
I am definitely going to be releasing more music, linking up with new companies and collaborating to help artists, and a bunch of other really exciting things my team has been hard at work on. You know where to find me to stay updated – @mattykevs
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