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INTERVIEW: G. Matthews

Hi G, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey hey, I’ve been well. Thanks!

Can you talk to us more about your latest album, “Chasing Happy”?

Yeah, Chasing Happy is my debut album. Just released October 7th. It’s got some pretty cool Pop/Rock/Alternative tracks on it.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write the single, “Backtrack”?

Not in particular. It’s just one of those songs that kinda makes you reevaluate where you are in life. Makes you think “am I headed in the right direction?”,ya know..

How was the film experience for shooting the music video, “Chasing Happy”?

I had such a great time working on that video. I shot with Evan Urman/Range Productions. And we collaborated on the story line.

Why did you decide to name the album after this song in particular?

“Chasing Happy” is my favorite song on the album. When I recorded the song, I was able to hit all the lead vocals on the first take.

How was the recording and writing process?

I wrote all of the songs on the album and recorded with Cameron Webb. He is such a great producer; gives a lot of feedback and care in the developmental stages of the songs.

What role does California play in your music?

California is where I’m from and it plays a huge role in my inspiration. The west coast is so easy going and I like to try to incorporate that vibe in all of the tracks

What aspect of happiness did you get to explore on this record?

Freedom of speech and expression. I totally took advantage in the exploration of these two.

Any plans to hit the road?

Not at the moment.

What else is happening next in G Matthews’ world?

I’m currently working on my 2nd album so I’m taking a lot of my time to get inspired and take in life’s experiences.

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