Interview – Matt Morson

Nobleton, Ontario-born country singer Matt Morson has unveiled his new single, “Take a Chance”.

Though the powerful country ballad sounds like a bit of a different approach for the Nobleton-based artist, it’s actually a style of song he admits to write in quite frequently — though it’s one he’s neither recorded nor released prior to 2021.

Upon talking about “Take a Chance,” Morson revealed it had actually been written for a while.

 “[It] was written many moons ago, for my girlfriend, if I’m being honest,” he reveals. “Since then, it has become so much more…

“It’s not just a love song, but also a song of hope.”

The hard-hitting chorus is backed and harmonized by a beautiful (and mysterious) female voice.

In the chorus of “Take a Chance,” the duo complement each other perfectly when they sing: “So baby take a chance / Open up your heart and grab my hand / Break down those walls and learn to love again / Try to understand that you can.”

“The message ‘take a chance’ could be applied to anything,” Morson says. “Because of all of this, it is a song I am very proud of and one that a great many people had input in to make perfect.”

Check out “Take a Chance” below, and find out more about Matt via our mini interview.

First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Matt Morson. I am a singer-songwriter and guitarist for the last 17 years. I do what I love and so far, it’s been going alright. I am Ontario born and raised. Grew up on a hobby farm and have been trying to get back there ever since.

Tell us about the recording process behind “Take A Chance”?

It was a whirlwind, to say the least. This song took a lot longer than most due to the fact that we kept on coming up with new ideas and sounds. The now loved harmonies in the chorus were not even a solid idea from the get-go. So, it was definitely a challenge but no more so than any other song I have done. All of them are unique and so present a unique set of problems. To get back on track the process, once everything was decided, went quite smoothly. The band and studio musicians all knew what was needed and they executed their roles beautifully.

What was the highlight of 2020?

To be honest it was releasing Why Woman. I think the contrast between it and Take A Chance is unique. It was my first song in a while and I believe it helped to prepare me and my team for this one. Another huge highlight was writing. I know it sounds dishonest but it’s true. Not being able to perform afforded me and my band much more time than usual to write and really solidify our ideas. Plus, it does help that we all like hanging out and throwing a few back while we write.

What do you hope to accomplish in your career in 2021?

EP. I am dying to release a full EP. Now whether or not that will happen I cannot say. However, all the pieces seem to be in the right place so hopefully, I can do it. I also just wish to write even more and work on my sound. I am not afraid to admit that I am not always 100% sure what my sound is. I think the more I write then maybe the closer I will come to figuring it out.

Is there anyone out there you’d like to collaborate with in the future?

I could be here for a month of Sundays answering that one. The ones that come to mind immediately and are realistic? Well, I will say I was planning a little something with my friend Kirk Diamond. We were writing together before the lockdown hit again so I do hope to continue that when this is all over. I don’t want to say too much about our plans but if they are out there.

Also, Augusta Ray. We joke about writing together but never find the time. Maybe this year we can actually sit down and run some ideas.

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