Hello Matt! Thank you for speaking with me today!
Tell us about your latest release!
My latest release was an EP called "Homesick". The four songs on there were "Lost in New York", "Stone by Stone", "Personal", and "Homesick". My upcoming release is called "15 Drafts" and is set to come out March 11th.
What was the creative process for it?
For the EP I was excited to step outside of my comfort zone a bit. I wrote some songs with other people for the first time and also wrote two more up-tempo songs. I was working on a bunch of different songs at the time, and made the EP out of the 4 songs I simply liked the best. They're all pretty different, but each song means a lot to me. My upcoming song is a song about falling in love with a friend. I think it's a feeling a ton of people can relate to, and once I had the idea for the song it didn't take me very long to write.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
My biggest musical influences are Ed Sheeran, Dermot Kennedy, Noah Kahan, JP Saxe, Dean Lewis, and Maisie Peters.
Who would be a dream collaboration for you?
My dream collaboration would probably be Dermot Kennedy. His album "Without Fear" is probably my favorite ever album and what made me really want to pursue music fully. I still listen to the whole thing at least once a month.
Do you have a piece of advice you carry with you that you like to pass on to other musicians?
I guess my biggest piece of advice is to be honest and to write about things you know. I think when writing is genuine and real, the audience can really tell. Also, I'd say don't be afraid to write terrible songs. 99% of the songs I write are awful. I just try to release the good ones.
Any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for?
My newest song "15 Drafts" is coming out hopefully on March 11th! I'm also playing a show in NYC this Friday February 25th with my friend David Alexander.
Please let everyone know where they can keep up with you and your music!
You can find me on Instagram and Tik Tok @matthaugheymusic. I'm on all the streaming platforms as "Matt Haughey".
Thank you for your time!
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