Dylan Matthew Talks With TMI About His New Single “Sober”
Hey Dylan, Hope you’re doing well.
I am great! Thank you for asking.
How did you get into music?
My dad was a professional musician and both my sisters sing, so I was raised in a house full of music.
How would you describe your musical style?
I mix a lot of styles into one genre that is kind of hard to define, but I usually sit in the R&B/Soul/Pop/Electronic world.
You write and engineer all of your songs, what is the process for you to create one of your songs?
I usually start with piano or guitar, or an instrumental that I already have in place. Then I come up with the lyrics, record the vocals, and then I add the rest of the production!
Can you tell us about your most recent release “Sober”?
“Sober” is a song I wrote a couple months back that started as a piano ballad. It’s one of my most personal songs and is written from experience.
You also have another single with Julia Lucius coming out later this month. Is there anything you can tell us about this new song?
Yes! The song is called “Bad”. It was released today [August 11th] and is a super soulful funky-type song. Something relaxing to listen to about the good and bad sides of a relationship.
Your song “We Do It Best” Ft Tanner Fox & Taylor Alesia recently surpassed 2 million streams on Spotify!! How did you react to the success
of this song?
It’s insane! The song was just a fun little project we all made one day and I didn’t expect it to do this well. The music video has more than 17 million views on YouTube! It’s crazy to think that many people know one of my songs.
Who has been the best collaboration so far?
I’ve had a lot of fun collaborating with different artists, but the best one so far I’d say would probably be “Bad” with Julia!
Whats been your favorite performance in your career so far?
I performed at a venue in downtown San Diego with Kayzo and the energy was absolutely insane!
Are you planning to go on tour anytime soon to promote your new music?
I would love to go on tour! It’s something that could be happening in the near future, for sure.
How do you prepare for a live performance?
I don’t really have any rituals or anything. I just practice my songs and warm up my voice!
What’s your favorite song to perform live?
Either “Sober” or “Take You Home”
Whats the feeling you get when your on stage and your fans are singing your song back to you?
The best feeling in the world. Hearing people sing back lyrics that I wrote is insane, there are no words to describe it.
Does your fanbase have a name?
Not yet! I’m open to suggestions though 😉
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
Interactive. I love meeting fans and talking to them and seeing how my music can affect them. I’m always excited when people come up and talk to me because I get to meet the people who support me!
What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?
I had a few girls chase me through the mall once! I didn’t even know they were trying to come up to me and when they caught up with me and said my name, they were all out of breath and had to take a second before talking to me.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
Instagram and Twitter are the main platforms I use, but I’m on all of them! If you want to keep up with what I’m working on, you can follow me @itsdylanmatthew.
Are there any other projects in the works you can tell us about?
I have a few really big releases planned for the next few months, but you’ll have to wait and see what they are.
What would you say has been your biggest accomplishment so far in your career?
My biggest accomplishment so far would probably getting more than 17 million views on the “We Do It Best” music video!
What’s an average day for you look like?
If I don’t have any events or anything to go to, an average day is waking up and drinking my daily coffee, sitting in my studio and working on music until about 4 am, and then I go to sleep and repeat!
What goals have you set out for yourself in your career and in your personal life?
My main goal for my career has always been to win a Grammy. Another music goal is just to inspire people with my music and make them feel what I felt when writing it. A goal in my personal life would just to exude happiness and treat everyone equally and with respect.
How has this whole music career experience been for you?
Definitely a rollercoaster. I absolutely love what I do and being able to create music everyday as a career is the best thing I could ever ask for. But its definitely not as easy as people think.
Do you have any advice for aspiring music artists?
Put the work in. This career doesn’t come easy and you really have to work at it. Also, create what you want to create, don’t make music you think other people will like, make music that you love and moves you.
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Thank you all so much for supporting me and enjoying my music. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do and I will be eternally grateful.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with me.
Thank you so much for having me!