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INTERVIEW: Matthew Schultz

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

Doing absolutely AMAZING! On cloud nine with life, thank you so much for asking!

Can you talk to us more about your song “Promise For Keeps”?

Yes, I wanted to come up with a highly romantic feel good song , with the protagonist pondering the idea of long-term commitment to the new love of his life: “I love that I’m close to you, so much love to show to you, I hope I’m not thinking too far ahead…”

Did any event inspire you to write this song?

Yes, about 4 years ago I met my soulmate and the song brings those good feelings to life for me.

Any plans to release a video for the track?

Yes, I have actually just released an animated video that captures an edgy symbolic art that I feel brings the feelings and emotions of the song to life.  I am a big art collector and I love to try to bridge the gap between art and music.

How was the recording and writing process?

Recording and writing was the fun part, getting the song and production to be just right took several months.  I spent endless hours tweaking the sounds and levels until I had that “ahhhh just right” moment.

What role does New Jersey play in your writing?

I think New Jersey is a great place to write music; so many great artists came from my area, like Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi.  It is close enough to New York to soak up the New York culture and trends.

After the success of your previous record – were you at all nervous while working on this track?

I thankfully have a great TEAM around me that always have my back and gets me through any hurdles on the writing and production side.  I never feel pressure from music. My day time job as an executive of a major Bank makes the stress of creating music non-existent.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

Yes!!!! I am working on a series of single releases followed by a complete album. I am very excited to finish the full album and have it completed this year.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

I always wanted to call my album, “Heart of a Throbbing Guitar.”  I have been using guitars less and less in my newer work, so that may not be the best option haha.

Any plans to hit the road?

Being on tour would be rough with my craziness as a bank executive, but I would love to do smaller exclusive shows.  I think that will come right after my album is complete.

What else is happening next in Matthew Schultz´s world?

I have my REMIX coming out for Promise For Keeps featuring Gyptian. I have always loved his music, so am truly blessed to have become friends with him and create music with someone I look up to as a legend in the industry!

Watch to the new single “Promise for Keeps” here:


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