Their first single, "Waterman," releases Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. I’ve always wanted to score movies, and I always write with dynamics involved, even when I’m just on acoustic. Yet there he was Monday night, selling out the Rickshaw Stop. I just did a radio tour, which is basically when you drive across the country going to different radio stations for 20 minutes. “I listen to a lot of old shit, probably because of my dad.” It was interesting because Needtobreathe has been a predominantly Christian band for most of their career, like fifteen years. Maeson: The first EP was reflecting on the period of my life from 18-22 and becoming an adult, and The Hearse, the second EP, was after that for a period. The Virginian discusses "Cringe," one of the year's biggest hits on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, as well as its follow-up, the newly debuted "Go Easy." The trials and tribulations Matt Maeson has gone through in his young life are immediately apparent in the lyrics and melodies of his songs, each with all of the energy and sorrow associated with various moments in his life. Buy, preview and download over 30 million tracks in our store. Matt Maeson will perform at the Marquis Theater on November 8. You learn a really big sense of compassion when you’re shaking hands with dudes and you don’t know if this guy killed three people or he just got busted with two ounces of weed. Born as Matthew Steven Maeson, on January 17, 1993, in Norfolk, Virginia, Matt Maeson is an American pop … Nov 06, 2019. And it’s exhausting and draining and really, really hard but then you can just sit there and think about how these stations are playing my songs to thousands and thousands of people. COMPLEX participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means COMPLEX gets paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. That’s also damage. One of the most powerful lines in the song is “I can’t keep living for the damage.” Could you explain the meaning of that phrase? It’s to help someone feel understood, even if they’re going through something entirely different than I did. And some judgemental vibes. It’s kind of a reversible thing. I lived pretty rough for a … Watch Olivia Munn, Ramy Youssef, Matt Maeson (Season 6, Episode 116) of Late Night with Seth Meyers or get episode details on NBC.com 16:10. Especially with this headline tour, it’s the first tour where I’m actually gonna make some money. His debut album Bank on the Funeral (released 4/5/2019 via Neon Gold Records / Atlantic Records) captures the highlights of his musical career so far, drawing from EPs and singles that are now a few years old and have already had significant radio playing time, as well as brand new tracks. The postings on this site belong to Atwood Magazine's writers alone and do not reflect the views of any third party. Matt Maeson's "Go Easy" is His Latest Anthem About the Road to Recovery. 08:32. Driven by his raw but unwaveringly strong voice, Matt Maeson’s music is … Booking price. Matt Maeson will perform at the Marquis Theater on November 8. Matt Maeson: I was raised in a musical family, so I kind of always had that dream of being a rock star, it’s in my blood. Watch it here. I wrote [“Go Easy”] with the guys from the group Captain Cuts. The project serves as an intimate and unvarnished portrait of the artist overcoming drug and legal issues to build a new, stable life. ABSOFACTO KVNA fm performance. They have no idea what I’m talking about when I talk about some story that I went through. Maeson: Yeah, there are definitely some metaphors, but pretty much everything I write is about what happened to, just after I process it a couple of years later, so it’s all pretty real. Being able to separate that from how you’re interacting with the person, that has to do with what I wrote “Go Easy” about. Compared to them, Matt Maeson essentially plays folk music. Growing up I loved skateboarding and doing any kind of reckless shit, so my three things were either I wanted to be a professional skateboarder, or a stunt man, or a rock star. Chesapeake Bay native Matt Maeson took to music early, learning drums and guitar at a young age and eventually touring as part of his father's prison ministry. That’s what’s magical about making music and playing it live, is seeing it affect people like that. And that’s the message I’ve been putting in a lot of these songs. Matt Maeson was confined by drug addiction and sometimes jail. Cringe Globe Hall Mariah Hansen marquis theater Matt Maeson … Maeson: “Cringe” is on there, and “Tribulation” (from my first EP) is also on the album as well. I wouldn’t label my music Christian music anyways, but it does have a lot to do with faith. 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Today’s Song: Can Charlotte Lawrence’s New Single “Talk You Down”? What made you feel like “Go Easy” would be a good single? Maeson’s complex past, fueled by music all the while, has led him here: an alternative indie world that allows him to explore his thoughts, both old and new, through his unique and honest sound. Preview, buy and download high-quality music downloads of Bank On The Funeral by Matt Maeson from 7digital United Kingdom - We have over 30 million high quality tracks in our store. Full Interview Studio.ONE. With a lot of my lyrics you can kind of translate it to whatever you’re going through, so a lyric that means something entirely different to me, means something different to them and helps them through something. There’s a sermonic quality to the way he calmly paces around the stage, backed by enveloping organ tones. Maeson: It was awesome. Stream Matt Maeson - Interview by 98.9 WCLZ from desktop or your mobile device Sometimes they’ll just tell me how a specific lyric or a song helped them through a situation, which is why I write music. The singer-songwriter, backed by a guitarist-keyboardist and a drummer, performed an hourlong set of heart-on-your-sleeve testimonials , much to the delight of fans. Whatever I put out is gonna be an example of where I was in life at that point. I moved out of my parents’ house the day I turned 18, got in a whole bunch of trouble, got arrested, and I was like, I’ve got to change shit up. Label Neon Gold Records. You sat on “Go Easy” for almost three years after writing it. I can’t reply to them all, but just seeing that is so much affirmation for why I’m doing this. I get a lot of messages from fans about what they’re going through and how the songs affect them. Definitely. Anyone can get into it. If I feel so strongly, I’ll be like, “No, dude. Do you think there’s something inherently visual about your music? Matt Maeson Interview by Jeff Hewitt Issue 50 • April 2017 • Virginia Beach. At that point, my parents had just started their prison ministry so I was like, maybe I should just go on the road with them for a while and get my head straight. Tyson Motsenbocker performance KVNA-FM. I’m destroying myself. I can’t keep living and going this way, the wrong way, doing all the drugs, doing whatever else. The Atwood team is made up of individuals from all over the world that are passionate about art and innovation. The songs appear together on Maeson’s debut album, Bank on the Funeral, which features tracks from the last three years. Watch Late Night with Seth Meyers highlight 'Matt Maeson: Cringe' on NBC.com. Matt Maeson management contact details (name, email, phone number). LA trio WILD offer “Surround You” as a tender moment of comfort... Post was not sent - check your email addresses! By Audrey Steeves Debut, Features, Interview, Music April 5, 2019 Interview: Don’t Bank on the Funeral, Bank on Matt Maeson Powerhouse singer/songwriter (and one of our 2018 artists of the year) Matt Maeson shared insights on his debut album ‘Bank on the Funeral’ in an exclusive interview with Atwood Magazine! I listen to what the label has to say about it. His debut album Bank on the Funeral (released 4/5/2019 via Neon Gold Records / Atlantic Records) captures the highlights of his musical career so far, drawing … The singer-songwriter, backed by a guitarist-keyboardist and a drummer, performed an hourlong set of heart-on-your-sleeve testimonials , much to the delight of fans. But no real decision to do that, it just kind of happened. Their first single, "Waterman," releases Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. The sins of the father don’t make the man, but his retribution sure can. Compared to them, Matt Maeson essentially plays folk music. Jessie backstage at #1045BlockParty with Matt Maeson talking about his sleeper of a song "Cringe" and way more! Using music as an outlet for processing complicated experiences has allowed Maeson to connect with his fans on a meaningful level that is not lost on him. That’s why I do it. You got your start performing music in prisons with your family. 1 Alternative song, but when you look back in a few months. Cringe Globe Hall Mariah Hansen marquis theater Matt Maeson … But the cool thing about music and what I write about is that I get a lot of messages from fans about what they’re going through and how the songs affect them. VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Betcha Talk New EP, Songs That Are “Meant To Be Listened To Live” B-Sides Staff 11/23/2020 The EP ‘Feels Like We’ve Been Here Before’ is the second offering from Nashville-based Betcha and is filled with a dynamic set of songs meant to be heard performed live. Maeson: It’s all sold out, it sold out in about two weeks, which pretty much all of were surprised by. Would you describe what you make as religious? Did that inspire the video for “Go Easy” since some of it takes place in a penitentiary? And I think a lot of people feel that way. I moved out of my parents’ house the day I turned 18, got in a whole bunch of trouble, got arrested, and I was like, I’ve got to change sh*t up. It’s kind of weird to me to throw a label on it like that. You were sorting out a lot of personal issues at the time you wrote “Go Easy” and “Cringe.” Was making those songs a catalyst for you making necessary changes to your lifestyle, or were you already making progress? Your faith is something you address in your music, but it isn’t necessarily overt. "Twenty Twelve" Track Info. It’s where I really cut my teeth. I’ve always been such a film nerd. Inevitably, that just makes you worse off. I don’t even like the idea that there is a separation between Christian music and non-Christian music. But other than that it’s cool to see how these songs impact people. Maeson: I think there will always be a hint of that in there, but if you look at the sonics from the difference in the EPs, The Hearse is a lot darker because that was a much darker time in my life. 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So to see all of that hard work start to show tangible profit is really awesome. Virginia-born, Austin-based singer-songwriter Matt Maeson belongs in the latter category. That seems like it has really been the throughline of your whole life as a musician. It was already happening, but at the same time, it hadn’t already happened. Matt Maeson was confined by drug addiction and sometimes jail. [That designation] makes it seem less approachable, like people feel they can’t listen because there is a Christian label on it. Yet there he was Monday night, selling out the Rickshaw Stop. I figured that the reason I am where I’m at is because the artists I listened to helped me get through really hard times,” he says. The singer began pushing the record in early 2017, embarking on a lengthy cross-country radio station tour while also performing regular shows and striking a chord with receptive fans who saw themselves in the song. Written By Matt Maeson & James Flannigan. I’ll play a live show and see the way people are singing the lyrics and think, damn, this really means something to them. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. We aim to showcase not only incredible creation, but also the stories behind them. But for the most part it was awesome and I made a ton of fans, which was really great right before we go into this headliner tour. Tune in to KROQ this Sunday, August 9th at 6pm PT to catch Matt Maeson's KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas performance from December 8, 2019, and a new interview with Megan Holiday! Maeson’s stellar work earned him recognition as one of Atwood Magazine’s Artists of the Year in 2018. I wrote it around the same time as “Cringe,” which is kind of about the same subject of trying and wanting to get better, but having people push you away rather than pull you in to help. They’re relating it to their situation and it’s helping them—that’s a beautiful thing. Matt Maeson The Virginian discusses "Cringe," one of the year's biggest hits on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, as well as its follow-up, the newly debuted "Go Easy." Matt Maeson talks touring, collaborating with Lana Del Rey and his hit "Cringe" in a new video interview with Consequence of Sound. The Hearse Lyrics [Verse 1] I am the man we both couldn't stand I can't wash off the dirt from my hands What was it like to feel in love? Kind of, I do talk about it. CLIP 10/21/20. Drawing on his hard-living days, “Cringe” is about feeling judged and ostracized by the people closest to you. Reconciling with his family and getting his life in order eventually set his music career in motion. Matt Maeson The Virginian discusses "Cringe," one of the year's biggest hits on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, as well as its follow-up, the newly debuted "Go Easy." Atwood is a digital music magazine that seeks out visionary artists and fresh voices with the goal of promoting the arts. I talk about faith a ton in my music, through the whole album. How did that happen? 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs airplay chart on August 24, despite having been released in November 2016. I can tell that from the shows I play and how I see people singing it. Maeson: I get messages all the time on social media, and for pretty much every tour I’ve done after the show I’ll go out to the merch booth to say hi and take pictures. I’m actually going into rehearsal next week for it, so I’m eager and also nervous to see how it all turns out. Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Matt Maeson. The Virginian discusses "Cringe," one of the year's biggest hits on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, as well as its follow-up, the newly debuted "Go Easy." © Complex Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. It was seriously one of the most professional tours I’ve been on as a supporting act. Matt Maeson said on Instagram,. If it’s a happy song it’s just that I was in a happier time in my life. My songwriting is pretty secluded and I like to write on my own. Because I feel like when you’re 18, eight or ten years later you feel like a completely different person. The intonations of his new songs have seen a shift, with “Tread on Me” and “Beggar’s Song” taking a more rebellious and defiant tone to his usually troubled lyrics. That’s damage. At a time when gospel artists are trying to be identified by more than their faith, Maeson is a mainstream artist whose life and music are defined by his. Considering he grew up playing music in prisons and at biker rallies with his parents, you could say singer songwriter Matt Maeson has quite the interesting backstory...But ultimately, it's his dynamic vocals, piercing lyrics, and knack for storytelling that hooks listeners and fosters the growing buzz surrounding his music. Matt Maeson said in an interview with American Songwriter, “Cringe” is about being pushed away by the people you care about because of the lifestyle you live. But for the most part I like to just go somewhere alone and process things. Maeson: Pretty much, I’d say 90% of it. I still always wrote with a band in mind, which I think helps with the dynamics of my songs. As this on-the-rise musician knows, when you learn that lesson the hard way, it’s worth sharing with the world. Pigeons & Planes is all about music discovery, supporting new artists, and delivering the best music curation online and IRL. That’s what I did. Maeson’s signature style is heavy with emotion and feeling, but his music ranges from ballad-esque solo guitar pieces, to bigger, drum-laden tracks that build. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs. ... Trump Storms Out of 60 Minutes Interview, Attacks Lesley Stahl: A Closer Look. All photography courtesy of Matt Maeson on Facebook . People can listen to a song like “Go Easy” that’s about this specific thing to me, and then they can relate it to whatever they’re going through. On The Hearse, as with all of Matt’s music, the saint and the delinquent wear the same face. Now, being able to be the person that those people were for me to others is fucking sick. If Who Killed Matt Maeson was a way of asking what needed to be left behind from a punishing adolescence, then The Hearse deals with the question of what Matt took with him: the instinct for self-destruction, the sense that he might not ever be free. Having spent much of his early musical career performing in prisons with his family’s ministry, Maeson says he’s long had a deep reverence for the uplifting power of songs. All photography courtesy of Matt Maeson on Facebook . “It shifted my thinking about things, because music is this incredibly influential thing.”. 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