Five Questions With Matt Morson

Canadian country to blues-rock artist, Matt Morson is back with his new single, “Why Woman”.

Landing ahead of his forthcoming EP, the track mixes guitar-driven anthemic rock with leave-it-all-on-the-floor bass-led blues — complete with country storytelling mixed in for good measure.

But perhaps most importantly, it signals a change in direction and creative mettle for the artist.

“After being on the country scene for five years, I took a year-long hiatus,” the Nobleton-born, Toronto-based artist shares. “Coming back, the band and I decided to shake things up a bit.”

Matt shares on the background of the song,

“The song came to me while playing with some blues riffs,” Morson shares. “I was very much — and still am — into the classic sound of blues and rock. Naturally, these sounds shift towards times of stress and heartbreak. Add a little personal experience, a bluegrass riff, some good low end and you got yourself ‘Why Woman.’

This was a song I didn’t plan to release,” he continues. “It is the result of four years of plucking and pulling multiple ideas into one song. It was initially written back in 2016, but I held it back due to fears of it being too heavy, or too loud. I was worried about straying too far off the beaten path, and as a result kept this idea in the vault.

That was the old me.

Now, we are releasing it in all its fury. It’s a change of what’s expected, but it’s a direction I always gravitated towards and am finally no longer holding back from. My goal is to make music, not worry about what people think of it.

I’m just going to play what I want.”

Check out “Why Woman” below and find out more about Matt via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Matt Morson. I am a singer and songwriter and I like tripe.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

My music is an oddity, to say the least. I don’t really have a set genre. I like to just write and see what it sounds like. The listeners can pick the genre.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

I do not have any confirmed shows due to corona. If you wish to see us though after we are all able to expect a high energy show. We really enjoy ourselves up there and usually, the crowd does too.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be? 

As of right now my new one why woman. Not because it is new, but because it showcases what’s to come.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

That changes with the wind, to be honest. Lately, though I have been on a Monster Truck bender. That sound is unique and familiar all in one.

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