We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Hall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matt, what principle do you value most?
I really thrive on honesty! Both on a musical level and on a personal level. I love being no bs – what you see is what you get. Those are my favorite type of people. Story telling plays a huge role in my songwriting as well, which I feel goes hand in hand with honesty. I strive to talk about super real things in a way that will hopefully allow other people to feel like they can too. I don’t believe in holding back what you fell!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Music has literally always been in my DNA. From as young as I can remember all I’ve wanted to do music. I was begging for a guitar when I was 6, teaching myself piano in middle school, learning to write songs, etc. So my career has really been a journey of my whole life thus far, and I hope will always continue to be.
As far as what sets me apart – my mentality on that is about striving to be the most authentic Matt. I believe the power in realizing there is just one you. That literally all you have to do is continue to shed the thoughts that you should sound more like *this*, look more like *that*. Genius comes from leaning into yourself. How YOU see the world. How YOU sound. What YOU really think and say. No one else can do that better than you.
I’d say my biggest challenge along the way has been remembering that constantly. It’s a lifelong journey to become more and more yourself and not be swayed by the outside.
What I’m most proud of to date would probably be my EP that just came out “Songs From The Deep End”. I struggle with self doubt a lot, and that project came from me trusting what I have and what I do fully for the first time, and I wrote almost the whole thing alone!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oooooh. Favorite things to do in LA would have to be: hiking at Griffith, beach day in Manhattan Beach, drinks at a vibey rooftop (Mama Shelter, EP LP), and hitting some stores on Melrose!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
It literally takes an army behind any artist! None of what I do would be possible with the team: The Bus/300Ent, Kim Franca, my friends and family, and all of the amazing creatives I get to work with.
Photos shot by @peggyshootsfilm