About Matt Heart
Some of Matt's most notable accomplishments include winning the Best Alternative Performer award at the Los Angeles BMAS in 2006 and being honored twice by Toledo’s mayor, Carty Finkbeiner.
Perhaps most impressive is that Matt has collaborated with several well-known musicians like American Idol contestant Martik Manoukian, who he produced a single for. This single became Martik’s signature song. Matt also placed a song in a major motion picture called “The Stick Up Kids” in 2008 as well as written songs for “Spiderman,” “Hulk,” “Punisher,” and “Daredevil.” Unfortunately these songs were never used. His songs have been downloaded or streamed over a million times. He has also been featured on numerous radio and television stations.
Matt born July 27th and originally from Toledo, Ohio, a self-taught keyboard player Matt has had a variety of different experiences over the past 20 years in the industry, such as being the lead singer of the rhythm & rock band, “Purpose” for 4 years and successfully selling thousands of singles when he was only 15 years old.
Matt’s influences include Barry Manilow and Michael Jackson. Matt is running his own production company called 424 records, enjoying work every day, and continuously
creating new material both for movies like “Dark Games” and for up and coming stars like Jhuryll Phoenix.
Currently Matt Heart has a new Pop-R&B single out, I’m In Love (feat. Jhuryll Phoenix). In recent years, the quality control, thought and effort the majority of independent artists in the music world have been putting into their recordings has significantly improved. A lot of them no longer seem to feel inhibited by perceived tastes. They have begun to breathe the fresh air that lingers from the thrill of creative innovation; that hunger to persuade the listener to open their hearts and stretch their minds with what they are listening to.
It was that special quality that defined the very artistry of examples like Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Prince and Stevie Wonder. These artists transcend genres and concentrate on what musical combinations best suited their material. Therefore it’s fitting that Matt Heart is finally thrusting that point right back home with his latest single.
The key to appreciating Heart’s music is throwing away pre-conceived notions about what defines Pop, Hiphop, Neo-Soul or R&B and take each track for what it is. Each consecutive song throughout his career is proof of his personal growth and his journey through music. I’m In Love (feat. Jhuryll Phoenix) is just another stop along that journey. On it Matt does not disappoint musically or vocally.
Matt Heart's "I'm In Love", instantly takes the listener back to a time, before over processed mixes squeezed the artist into nothingness. The spaciousness of the arrangement, added to the quality of Matt’s vocal performance and songwriting, that feels almost spiritual, is a great combination for a timeless piece of work, topped off with Jhuryll Phoenix’s performance.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys working on his sons career and spending time with his friends and wife of 19 years. He’s also a children’s book author Under a fictitious name.