Matt, You got your first taste of the limelight in a very big way, staring in pilot after pilot with Musical.ly/Instagram Star, Jordyn Jones. What was it like working with her?
Jordyn is an absolute sweetheart. She has a headstrong outlook on her life, so everything she does is important to her. She’s dedicated to her craft, the industry she represents, and to her fans, most importantly. That’s something I have a large amount of respect for in an artist such as herself. On numerous occasions, I always found that she struck the perfect balance between professionalism, and being able to have a fantastic time with the cast, crew, and everyone in between, while on set.
Any fun moments on set while starring with Jordyn Jones?
Looking back on the moments when we worked together, most of the time spent around her was fun and energetic. She always had some sort of joke to tell, or cute picture of a dog on her Instagram feed to show to us. Jordyn is the type of girl that heightens your interest up until you part ways. So needless to say, every moment around her, was a fun moment.
Did you have a “break out” song that started things for you with your followers?
Initially, I recorded covers from many different sides of the music industry and what it provided. I would upload all the covers I recorded to the music streaming platform, Soundcloud. A couple records I recorded were on the Top 40 Charts, some were records dating back three or four years, based off of my personal taste in music. But eventually, I figured I had grown a large enough fan base to start recording originals. My first single “Benji,” was very well received in the short amount of time it had released. On the music streaming app, Spotify, my song reached nearly 100,000 plays in just under a month! In this case, I would say “Benji” was definitely a breakout song for me, and helped grow my fanbase even larger.
Does your fanbase have a name?
It’s quite funny actually, I’ve toyed around with a couple of different names here and there. I’ve tried all of the ones i’ve thought through, but the main nickname that always ends up popping into my head, would have to be the “Mosers.” Seeing how my last name is Moseley. Of course, in this case, that would be up to the fans!
How do you want your relationship to be with your supporters?
I have a very devoted, loving, and supporting fanbase. They’re always there for me, no matter what state of mind, situation, or problem I’m facing. It’s amazing seeing the good in people, especially when I can connect with them, doing what I love. That’s always the type of person I’m looking to connect with. One that can be there at any point in your life and never leave your side, and that’s just who my fans are. I’ll always be grateful for them.
How would you describe your musical style?
My musical style is definitely a blend. When creating music, I’ve never been a close-minded individual, because I want to reach a wider aspect of musical appreciation. I’m always looking to create something someone hasn’t heard, which is so freeing and healthy, giving the career I’ve chosen. Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, and Electronic music are definitely some key sources of where I base my record’s origins. Growing up in the Entertainment industry, not only has it been what I was exposed to, but what I’ve grown to love over time.
What artists do you look up to right now?
We might need a second interview for this question in particular! You know people always say they have a list of artists they look up to, and that’s exactly right. But, if I had to name a few off of the top of my head, I’d say: Justin Timberlake, Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Jessie J, Skrillex, and the icon, Prince. Of course, this is just naming a few. It’s much longer and would probably take up the entire page.
You have worked with artists such as Ariana Grande, Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Holt, Jordan Fisher and Ashley Argota. You were even chosen to be a featured dancer in SIA’s “The Greatest” video. How did these opportunities come about for you?
These wonderful opportunities really originated though my love for dancing. As any famous actor, singer, or professional dancer would say in an interview, much like this, it all started with an audition. I went through the auditioning process for every job I’ve booked, gave the opportunity I had my all, and would progress through life until I heard from the casting director whether or not I had booked the job.. Fortunately for me, I had proven my ability each time that I was the person they were looking for. I’ve never had any regrets, even if I hadn’t booked a job, because I see those as opportunities to grow as a person.
Can you tell us a little bit about what those experiences were like?
To start off, working with renowned artists like Ariana Grande, Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Holt, Jordan Fisher, and Ashley Argota, was an amazing learning experience. While some might’ve seen it as a way to hang out with a famous artist, I thought to take a different route. I wanted to let each of them know I liked them for who they are as a person, not by what they’ve done with their career. Even though I’m more than proud for each and every one of their successes. They responded very well to my angle at which I would interact with them, and from this, we’d go out after our performances to dinner, movies, etc. as not only a cast, but as a family. As for working with the undeniably talented, Sia, it was a groundbreaking experience. We met Sia on the set of “The Greatest” multiple times, and I can say with complete confidence, that she is one of the most genuine, sweet, caring, and down to earth people I’ve ever had the chance of knowing. The overall mood throughout the filming process of “The Greatest” was a transcendence in my eyes. With the message behind this video, I felt so compelled to, at times, channel the emotions the 49 victims felt throughout that tragic night. Joy, sadness, terror, and more. These were all things I had to process before each take. I think for me and my 48 castmates, it was something we all thought about. Watching the video today, I think we can safely say, we were able to showcase those feelings for the world to see.
You recently released your latest single “Benjamin” off your upcoming EP. How did this song come about?
“Benji” was a really interesting idea when it started. Living in Los Angeles, it’s hard for some people to not let things like fame, money, and power take over the way they act as a person, especially if they’re not conditioned to the idea of sudden amounts of interest, currency with which they don’t know what to do with, and power they cannot control. This song, is really meant for the people who do know what it’s like to have your life changed by those three sources, and still let it change you as a human being.
Can you spill any details on your new EP you’ve been working on?
I won’t give too much information because I definitely want it to be a surprise, but with any songs recorded, I always want any reader, listener, or fan to know, that my music’s topics will almost always have a point blank meaning. There will be some points of interest to decipher during its release, but I want the opportunity for most listeners to connect with my music on a “first name” basis, if you will.
Are there any other projects in the works you can tell us about?
Aside from my active involvement in the Entertainment industry, I’m a very avid gamer. Always have been, always will be. With this being said, I also love to create. So recently, I’ve been in connections with entrepreneur/millionaire DJ Skee, the founder of digital radio app, Dash Radio. On this app I approached him with the idea of making a radio station specifically for gamers, called “Multiplayer,” where we play music gamers love to listen to when they have the opportunity to sit back, relax, and up their highscore. We have a show on that station that airs every Saturday at 9 P.M. EST where we talk all things gaming, and even have involved the station with dozens of Pro Gamers. For any readers who might be interested in this, go check us out in the app store!
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your supporters?
Almost every single popular platform that exists right now. Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Live.Me, Musical.ly, the whole 9 yards. If you’d like to find me on any of those platforms, it’s simple, my username for any platforms listed is: @realmattmoseley.
Any last things you would like to tell your supporters?
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for your continued support for me, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for any of the fanbase, and want you all to know that we’re like family. Never, ever give up on your dreams, and know that you’re worth it.
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview 🙂
Thank you for the interview!