Westport, County Mayo
Having written for artists such as Ariana Grande and Charli XCX, 21-year-old singer-songwriter Matt Taylor has now taken centre stage with the release of his debut EP ‘Volatile’ on June 7th, drawing influence from Julia Michaels, Tove Styrke and Max Martin.
The Irish pop artist relocated to Brighton a few years ago where he was given the opportunity to collaborate on and co-write tracks have ultimately been picked up by Ariana Grande and Charli XCX.
His latest single ‘Volatile’ is an energetic, pop, summer anthem which touches on the vulnerability of modern relationships, while leaving the listener eager for more. The track peaked at number 10 in the Irish Singles Charts over its first weekend and set the tone for his debut EP.
His music expresses sympathetic topics with unapologetically honest lyrics complimented by clear and captivating vocal melodies. Set alongside artists like Sigrid and Years & Years, Matt has used songs like ‘Cut You Off’ to demonstrate his ability to bring seamlessly written melodies back to pop music.