Matt Wade

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Skope | Friday, January 17, 2014

Skope: How long have you been making music and what do you love about having music in your life?

Matt Wade: "Since I was 4 or 5 years old, starting on keys and then went to drums guitar and bass once I hit middle school/high school.

Music gives me the opportunity to express myself and create, as well as reach people and make them happy through the songs and the performing. I really like having fun and creating with friends and other players and songwriters too, and am surrounded by lots of them constantly."

Skope: When are you most inspired to create music?

Matt Wade: "Usually, like with anything else... my work ethic and songwriting improve when I need a distraction. Whether it be from something wrong in a relationship, or a break up, or maybe something else I might be going through at the time, even sometimes what friends and people close to me are going through... That's when I do it the most, and when I find it's at its best..."

Skope: What are you currently promoting the most via an album, tour, single etc?

Matt Wade: "I'm working on my third record at the moment, and have about 20 songs or so ready to record, then we'll narrow it down and put the record out...

I've also been doing a lot of producing and songwriting for other people, and running my studio and small label, which I started about two years ago."

Skope: Where do you turn to hear and discover music, social media, Pandora, FM radio, etc?

Matt Wade: "I haven't listened to the radio or surfed the internet for new music in a while, which is a shame. It's mainly because I don't identify with many things that are coming out these days, especially since I grew up on Motown, old school R&B, Soul music and Jazz and Blues. Not that there aren't elements of that in some of today's music, but I've found that a vast majority I just don't "get it" and when I don't feel connected to an artist or a song, I can't stomach it. I'd rather listen to Frank Sinatra over Bieber or Miley any day."

Skope: Do you have any new YouTube videos or Soundcloud singles posted online we should hear?

Matt Wade: "Most of the stuff you'll find online or on iTunes now is still older junk... but I will be releasing some newer tracks and demos soon, and I believe there may be some already up on SoundCloud now... There are some pretty cool videos that fans have put up on YouTube, which I actually welcome rather than discourage."

Skope: What is coming up for you & where you at online?

Matt Wade: "Aside from creating and releasing the album over the next few months, we will be doing a lot of traveling this year and playing around, and I will continue trying to grow this small label and studio on my own as well. You can find me on my website and on all them fancy mp3 downloadin' sites. Maybe even the illegal ones."

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