Matt Palmer is back with his brand new video for the title track of his debut EP “I Wish”. Matt Palmer has been busy at work on production for his first full-length album, “Let Go”, which is releasing this September. I Really Cannot Wait! But for now check out the video below!
& Make Sure You Check Out Matt’s I Wish EP on iTunes Now!(http://www.itunes.com/MattPalmer)
Follow him on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/mattpalmermusic
& Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/mattpalmermusic
Also i was sent the “Times Two” track by Matt Palmer , his reworked version of “Tik Tok” to offer the readers to chance to have a listen to his music. I hope you like.
Here is the second part to the interview with Matt Palmer
“Some new R&B/Pop songs I love are Travis Garland’s “Believe”, Shontelle’s “Impossible”, Drake’s “Find Your Love” & Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.” I’m a big music fan at heart, so I try to stay current with what I listen to.”
7. My favourite track of yours is “Sympthony”, Do you have a favourite track of yours , or do all of your songs have the same amount of meaning to you?
“All of my songs have a special meaning to me, but I feel like my favorites change every other day! I think “Rain” will always be one of my favorites just because I love the emotion in that song, and I also am loving the latest song I’ve released called “Let Go.” I think it feels very much like my earlier songs, but it has a more uptempo/David Guetta-inspired beat that keeps it current.”
8. If and hopefully when you’re signed is there any country you’d particularly love to visit , to promote your music to …*Coughs* the UK maybe ?
“Haha! I’m not even kidding when I say that I’d LOVE to visit the UK. I was a big fan of Craig David growing up and I also really love some of the Sugababes stuff, Taio Cruz, & that Tinchy Stryder single with Amelle “Never Leave You.” Oh, and Pixie Lott is incredible! I interned at Island/Def Jam when she was signed there, and stole her demo from my office because I thought she was so great haha.
I think the dance music style over there is so much fun, and I’d love to infuse some of the American R&B into it. I actually may have the chance to go to the UK this summer to work with some producers, so cross your fingers for me!”
9. Is there any one in the music business that you really wish to work with and collaborate with?
“Wow, there are so many artists I’d love to work with. I’m the biggest fan of Mariah’s voice, so she’d probably be my dream collaborator. I also really love Brandy’s voice and arrangements, so working with her would be incredible. When it comes to songwriters, I love Claude Kelly, Ester Dean, Jackie Boyz & Rico Love. I am big fan of their work.”
10. Last and not least I have every confidence that someone with your amazing musical talent will get signed. I wish you every success and I hope to hear more amazing music in the form of an album from you very soon. Best Wishes.
“Thanks so much for the love – I really appreciate it! Make sure you guys check out the I Wish EP on iTunes ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-wish/id341710815?i=341710830&uo=6), and look out for my first full-length album this summer.”
Rightio as promised here is the interview with the up&coming singer/songwriter Matt Palmer.
PART 1 :
Thanks so much for thinking of me! I’m glad to hear you’re liking the music, and I’m more than happy to answer these questions for you.
1. What’s your aim in the way of your music . What do you wish to achieve as a singer?
“I try to write songs that people can connect to and realize they’re not the only ones going through it. I want to be the Babyface of our generation — his songs were so sincere & heartfelt that you had no choice but to love them. That’s what I want my songs to be for people someday.”
2. Is it difficult as an upcoming singer/songwriter to get noticed and reach that higher level , and if so do any of these problems frustrate you in any way or do they just spur you on and give you greater motivation?
“I think it’s hard for everyone to get where they want to be in the music industry. We’re all fighting for the same goal, but the fact that so many music blogs out there have supported my music since I sent them demos of “Six Whole Days” & “That Way” three years ago means a lot. I’m proud of how far I’ve come since then, but I’m more excited to work towards where I want to go.”
3. Is there any artists in the music business right now that you aspire to be as successful as? There’s so many popular acts like Lady Gaga , Beyonce , Ne-Yo. Has their success inspired you to want the same amount of popularity or does your inspiration come from within?
“I think the success of the artists you mentioned is so inspiring. I know for them, it didn’t happen over night, and they had to “pay their dues” like I am now. But I especially people like Ne-Yo & GaGa because, like me, they’re songwriters at heart. The fact that they’re so successful gives me hope that I can get there one day as well. ”
4. What have been your major influences on music?
“My major influences musically are Babyface, Mariah Carey & Michael Jackson. The fact that their music crossed over to R&B & Pop without ever feeling calculated or forced is so incredible to me. Their music will always stand the test of time because those melodies and lyrics are so genius and their vocal performances are undeniable. ”
5. You write all your songs yourself , how do you come up with the lyrics for your songs & Where do you find the inspiration for the song writing from?
“I always start with the music before the lyrics. With songs like “Symphony” & “Rain”, I sit down at a piano and just wrote the chord changes and flesh out the arrangement myself. Then I start writing the melodies for the chorus & the verses, and then once I have a good frame work for how the song will sound, I start writing lyrics. I think the lyric has to fit the mood of the music, and you never really know the mood until the music and the melodies are already in place. When it comes to lyrics, my relationships & my friends’ relationships is where I get my main inspiration. I never make things too specific because I want to make sure listeners can relate, but I definitely draw from personal experience. ”
For those who arent aware. Matt Palmer is an up and coming R&B singer/songwriter. I’m a true R&B fan and when I first came across Matt’s music, like 6 months ago, I couldn’t help but find out more about him. I found his MySpace where he uploaded several of his tracks and then I instantly knew this guy makes R&B that makes your mouth water which i love.
Influenced by Pop/R&B legends like Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey, Matt began writing songs at age 14. Day-in and day-out, Matt honed his craft until his heartfelt songs and impassioned vocals caught the attention of those in the music industry, catapulting him into studio collaborations with producers and songwriters such as K-Fam (Destiny’s Child) and Adonis (Beyoncé).
Look out for more from this amazing R&B singer. Matt is prepared to take the world of R&B/Pop by storm.
Check out his you songs on his official You Tube page http://www.youtube.com/user/mattpalmermusic
Oh & make sure you follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/MattPalmerMusic