Matt LeGrand Interview

Matt LeGrand
Hey guys! Recently Chicago-based pop artist Matt LeGrand released his new single All Good. This infectious pop track got me sold from the very first listen and I had to know a bit more about Matt. I was lucky enough to ask him a few questions so we could all get to know him a bit more. Here he speaks about the first song he wrote, the first album he bought, and more. Check it out below!

1.    You recently released your brand new single, All Good. How was the recording and writing process for this project? And what was the inspiration for it?
    A: First off, Hello everyone! Thanks a million for being here and reading this interview. Also thanks to CaesarLiveNLoud for this noticeability of my work. The process of this song coming about was so smooth. I worked with a great team down in Atlanta, GA which is where I do most of my work at the moment. We got invited to the studio to listen to some songs that had been worked on for me specifically. We listened to about ten songs but nothing really caught our ears. As we were about to leave Patrick Collier (Producer of All Good) started to play a song randomly. We stopped in our tracks and went back into the studio. We asked what that song was. He said it was something he had laying around in his archive. Technically the song wasn't worked on for me but I got drawn to it and now we are here with it being my first single in over two years. To think that we almost walked out on it too makes me sick lol. I didn't write the song but I like to think that the song found me. I was going through a time in my life where everything the song was saying just made complete sense to me. I connected with it as I hope many other people can as well. To me "All Good" is about self love and self care.

2.    Any plans to release a music video for the song?
    A: I never like these questions because I try my best to keep things a surprise. And I think I just answered the question lol. Something is coming!

3.    How would you describe your sound? What do you hope people take away from your songs?
    A: I don't really have a description to my sound. The amount of different sounds we can make as artists is endless. I don't think that we should be categorized as just one or two things. I think we are way more than what we think we are. Its hard for me to describe my own sound. Though, I really do love it when other people describe or judge my work. I like to play music for others more than for myself. I hope people can see some of the things that I value and then try to relate it to there own lives. Id like them to feel love, positivity, happiness, light, fun, stillness, honesty, and freedom.

4.    Can we expect an album anytime soon?
    A: I think a full length album is a little further down my path. An EP is very close though!

5.    Was music part of your life while growing up? What drew you to pursue a music career?
    A: Music has been around me for as long as I can remember. It’s very difficult to not have it around, especially in the present moment. I grew up listening to classic rock. Some of my favorites were and still are The Rolling Stones, U2, and Led Zepplin. Then I eventually grew up a little bit and found my own style of music which was punk rock. What drew me to pursue music was the thought of it scared the shit out of me. I knew it was the right way to go lol. It’s been a dream of mine since I was 11 years old. It's really exciting to be part of the music industry right now. I think there is so much more music to be made and listened to. Its an endless process with no boundaries.

Matt LeGrand
6.    How old were you when you wrote your first song and what was it about?
    A: I wrote my first song at 17 years old with my band that I had in high school. The song was called "Everything I Don't Need." It was about a girl that wronged me so many times until I had enough with it. So in the song, I'm describing to her all the things that she does that I don't need in my life. It might truly be the best song I've ever written lol.

7.    What job do you think you would be doing now if you didn't have your music career?
    A: I would definitely be a food critique or one of those Man vs Food guys. My other passion is food. On a serious note, I would probably be traveling the world volunteering for non-profit organizations. Which is another dream and passion of mine. So I'm sure I'll be able to make that one come true as well at some point in my life.

8.    Who would be your dream collaboration?
    A: I think it would be so awesome to hangout and jam with Ed Sheeran. I think he is one of those very very rare artist that have honed in on there craft so much to the point where he can entertain a whole entire stadium for an hour and a half with just him and a guitar.

9.    What was the first album you ever bought?
    A: War by U2

10.    If you were given the chance to pick one artist/band to tour with which one would it be and why?
    A: Blink-182 so then I could be in the audience singing every word to every song.

11.     Are you planning to hit the road this summer?
    A: No plans yet.

12.    What music are you currently listening to?
    A: I'm currently listening to lots of Ed Sheeran and The 1975.

13.    If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life which one would it be and why?
    A: American Idiot by Green Day because it is a rock opera and you feel like you get a different understanding of the story every time you finish it.

14.    What’s your favourite song this year so far?
    A: Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran

I want to thank Matt for taking time to answer these questions and I look forward for more awesome music from him!

Connect with Matt:

Facebook - @MattLeGrandMusic
Twitter - @mattylegrand
Instagram - @mattlegrandofficial 
Share on Google Plus

About Caesarlivenloud

I am just a music lover! I love music. It's a part of my days and I can't go a day without it. I just can't. The blog is a means to share with all of you my passion for music and new acts I've discovered.

0 comentários:

Post a Comment