Matt Martin, a young tech entrepreneur raised on a dairy farm, continues to make exciting new waves in Canadian Country Music. Growing up in rural area, Matt feels a deep connection to Country Music and the roots that comprise what it is today.
Back at it with his second radio single, country fans will not be disappointed. “Passenger Seat”, released now in the summer of 2020, gives listeners a fun and irresistible invite into one of Matt’s favourite youthful experiences; summer road trips. The song was co-written in Nashville with Chris Buck, produced by Canada’s own Jordan Oorebeek, and mastered in Nashville by Mike Cervantes (Taylor Swift, Jake Owen). It takes just a few seconds to know this tune is designed for volume up, windows down, and making summer memories. If you’re like Matt, you’ll also want it to be in a Jeep.
His second highly anticipated single, “Passenger Seat” follows on the coattails of Matt’s debut single, “Never Gets Old”, released in summer 2019 and earned many hundreds of spins. Impressively, it was picked up on the first day by Spotify Canada’s “Live Country” playlist where it held its place for a full calendar year – helping it amass 175,000 streams in its first year on Spotify alone. The song also cracked Top 40 on Sirius XM’s “CBC Country” channel, and was featured on notable primary stations such as Kitchener’s Country 106.7 and Orillia/Barrie’s Pure Country 106, where fans voted the single a new favourite for days in a row. Not a bad independent debut!
A new single is not all that country fans have to look forward to from Matt Martin this year. With multiple writing trips to Nashville since last summer, Matt has been honing his craft with many great writers both south of the border and here at home in Canada. With a newly inspired direction for his music, Matt is finishing up a 6 song EP to be released in the coming months. Fans can expect an honest look into the complex but growing phenomena of a life inspired by country roots but expanded through urban and global experiences that are becoming more common to many of us today. Expect to hear some of the current country vibes experienced through artists like Russell Dickerson and Jake Owen, mixed with some of Matt’s earlier storytelling influences, such as Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts. However you interpret it, there’s no doubt you will get a real glimpse into the fun, lightheartedness of Matt’s personality without neglecting the very real, intimate moments of his life and relationships. You don’t want to miss the ride, so “hop on up this passenger seat” and get ready for some great new music from one of our very own budding Canadian Country stars