We had the good fortune of connecting with Matthew Bagnall and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Matthew, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think about risk as something that is tied with a great reward. But to get that reward you have to take that risk. As a kid growing up in small towns across the midwest, the career path of a successful musician was seen to be something very risky and unattainable. I was surrounded by non believers. Thankfully, I was raised by supportive parents that pushed me to always dream big. When it came down to my choice to seriously pursue music as a career for myself, I had to think about what mark I wanted to make in this life. Deep down, I believed I was able to accomplish anything I dreamed of in this life, so pursuing my great passion for writing and performing music was an absolute no brainer to me, despite the risk.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
When I create a body of work, I aim to create an entire world of its own. To make this happen I stay completely hands on from start to finish. It is a long process to finish an entire project, but I’ve dedicated my musical craft around creating entire bodies of work in music. I find there to be endless possibilities to the amount of sonic worlds that can I can create an a lifetime, and I have no plans on ever stopping. Not only is it satisfying to finish a project, my process serves as a way for me to do deep reflecting on the things that I’m going through in life. I’ve sorted a lot of emotions out through the making of music.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m taking them to straight to Hot Motha Clucker’s chicken stand in Studio City for some of the best fried chicken sandwiches in Los Angeles.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
All of my successes I owe thanks to my amazing parents for always allowing me to dream big. I was never shot down for doing so. The work ethic that i’ve learned from my dad will stay with me throughout my whole life. He showed me that nothing gets done without the work getting put into it first. I have my mother to thank for always seeing the best in me and pushing me to do the things that weren’t always easy, but would end up leading me closer to my goals and making me a better person.

Website: www.glibsmusic.com

Instagram: @mttyiceberg

Twitter: @920glibs

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/glibs/

Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/05UzdXPzMDPlmTx2OmuAlr?si=BNztOcpvTM6132eHqwdh0Q&dl_branch=1

Image Credits
Leila Helena Grillo

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