INTERVIEW: Matthew Zeitler

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

Hey VENTS! I’ve been great! This summer was awesome. I spent a lot of time outdoors, on the water, and of course writing a ton of new songs too!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Let’s Play”?

Let’s Play is my newest single written and vocal recorded by myself. When I showed my team the demo of this song, everyone was on board and thought it would be a great way to continue rolling out my new sound.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Yes! I wrote Let’s Play because I was trying to meet new people at the time and found it funny how quickly I would become interested in girls I barely knew. It was basically just me making fun of myself for it but then again I also knew it was something that a lot of people could relate to. I think all of us do it at some point. We talk to somebody new and start thinking about all the things we have in common, and then get excited about hanging out. It’s fun though getting to know genuine and caring people! I hope everyone can laugh a little bit listening to Let’s Play and relating to it.

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

As of right now I’m not too sure if we’ll be releasing a music video for the song. It’s definitely something we’re considering but I also want it to be great if it’s happening. I want to be able to match the energy of the song and put the time into making a video that’s really awesome!

How was the recording and writing process?

I usually write and record all of my songs at my home studio. It’s just where I’m the most comfortable and can work the most efficiently. I also do all the recording myself so I’ll pick and arrange which vocals I think sound best. With Let’s Play I had a lot of fun with the whole process, it came together so fast.

What role does Canada play in your music?

Canada plays a huge role in my music. I’m proud of my country for the way the music industry works here. I think new artists in Canada get a lot more support compared to other places in the world. Let’s Play is an entirely CanCon Record meaning every person that was involved in the creation of the song is Canadian. I’m excited to share it with both Canada and the world.

With the large reception your music has gotten – does that put any pressure on you as you work on new material?

Honestly I’ve never felt pressure to make music. It’s always been for fun and it’s something I’m going to continue doing no matter what. I just want to make songs that people will listen to and share with their friends the same way that I do.

You also have a strong following on social media platforms – do you take any of this in consideration?

My fans on social media are actually the nicest people! I’ve gotten so many kind messages from people all over the world telling me they’re listening to my songs. For me, that’s what social media is about. I don’t care about the likes or any of that, I just want to talk to my fans and share some cool stuff with them.

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

Let’s Play isn’t necessarily a piece of a new album. For now it’s just a single. I’ve got a lot more songs on the way, but they will continue to be singles as well. I like the idea of being able to put out new songs more freely and not have to worry about what will work properly in an album right now.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Expect new music in December, just before the holidays to wrap up the year.

What else is happening next in Matthew Zeitler’s world?

I’m always working on something new! I write songs pretty much every day, and I’m excited to share them with everyone once they’re ready for release. If you like my music then just know I’ve got more songs coming, and thank you for listening!

Listen to “Let’s Play” HERE

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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