Mathew V

Story

Mathew V is a 19 year old soul/pop/blues artist based in Vancouver, Canada. He’s trained for 10 years in classical music and opera before writing his own soul music. He moved to London, England on his own when he was just 17 year olds where he taught himself to write and compose music pulling inspiration from likes of Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith, Fleetwood Mac as well as Soul/Gospel Music.

When describing the inspiration behind his latest release The Fifth, Mathew shares “One day my friend was calling me in her car using Siri, who when prompted to “call Mathew V…” replied with “… calling Mathew The Fifth.” I said right then and there, “that is badass! I’m going to make that an album title!” Over the year of making the record that was title that stuck. It plays off of Mathew’s last initial “V” and reflects a new way to see him.

The Fifth is a labour of love and the result of experimentation, collaboration and a whole lot of sleepless nights. Every song on the record sounds totally different from one another, which is what my favourite pop records have in common. If you don’t adapt you die… and I am constantly adapting and pulling new inspirations.”

Before signing his record deal, Mathew made his first EP independently called “Sounds” which was about a boy that broke his heart. With “Broken” he branches out sonically and lyrically from the sad songs written in the past, and tries some self-empowering, full-on pop. The release recruits the help of dance pop group DiRTY RADiO to help co-write and produce the single. “I think together we made something that is completely new from my past work, and will create a path for my new music to walk down in the future,” Mathew states.

The video for “Broken” was inspired by a trip to a gay bar in Vancouver. “One of the Drag Queens started performing my first single “Tell Me Smooth.” I was so shocked and flattered, I knew that she HAD to be in my music video. Ilona and her friend South East were able to come help as well as some other amazing artists, dancers and friends. The song is about getting back up on my feet and I wanted to have as much fun as possible and I wanted to incorporate people I love to help showcase how I put my broken pieces back together.”

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Media

Press

07-13-2018

B-Sides & Badlands include Bend Sinister’s ‘Foolish Games’ and Mathew V’s ‘The Fifth’ in their 30 Best Albums of 2018 (So Far) roundup!

04-10-2018

NYLON featuring Mathew V on their Soundcheck feature this week!

04-07-2018

Young Galaxy, Arkells, Ellevator, hill, Makk Mikkael, Mathew V all up on New Music Friday over at Spotify today!

03-19-2018

Gas Mask Magazine share “Let Me Go” by Mathew V – listen now!

03-14-2018

New Music Friday on Spotify featuring music from Born Ruffians, Iskwé, Mathew V, and hill!

03-14-2018

Billboard shares Mathew V’s new video for “Broken”!

02-04-2018

Mathew V’s “Broken” is featured on The GATE!

02-04-2018

Stopify Canada’s Undiscovered Trends playlist on Spotify adds Mathew V’s “Broken.”

02-03-2018

Undiscovered Trends adds the amazing new Mathew V single to their Spotify playlist!

02-03-2018

SpinGrey’s got Mathew V on their ‘Workaholic’ Spotify playlist!

01-26-2018

The Music Ninja’s Spotify playlist ‘Pretty Poppin’ shares new Mathew V Music called ‘Broken’!

01-26-2018

Find fresh new single ‘Broken’ by Mathew V Music on PressPlay OK’s New Music Friday!

01-26-2018

Mathew V Music featured on The Indie Folx playlist ‘Indie Electro 2018’ on Spotify!

01-20-2018

Brand new Mathew V Music shared on B-Sides & Badlands!

01-20-2018

‘Broken’ by Mathew V Music getting featured on Spotify playlist ‘Summer Chill’ by Aux London!

01-20-2018

Mathew V Music’s Broken single added to the ‘New Sounds 2018’ playlist on Spotify!

01-20-2018

Mathew V Music featured on Billboard with brand new single ‘Broken’ out now on 604 Records!

01-09-2017

Incredible interview with Mathew V Music at Popdust! His ‘Sounds’ EP is out now!

11-04-2016

Sensible Reason highlights the new record from Mathew V Music!

“Mathew V has proven to rival Sam Smith with his heartfelt and expressive vocals. The singer’s EP, Sounds, reflects his insecurities, self-doubt — everything to make a solid pop album with genuine lyrics.”  

11-04-2016

Mathew V Music’s debut EP ‘Sounds’ is one of NYLON’s picks for best new releases.

“This is one voice you won’t easily forget and will most definitely hear more of.”

11-04-2016

Mathew V Music’s debut EP ‘Sounds’ is out now! Read more about in this edition of ‘Week In Pop’ at Impose!

Via Goldmine Sacks

09-19-2016

Find out why Mathew V Music is “someone to talk about” at Undercover Rock Life!

09-01-2016

New stunning Mathew V Music video is featured on IX Daily!

09-01-2016

Watch the new Mathew V Music video at FAMEmagazine!

09-01-2016

Watch the new music video from Mathew V Music at Ultimate Music!

09-01-2016

BreatheHeavy.com premieres the brand new video from Mathew V Music!

08-10-2016

Winniecooper.net knows what you need to listen to and where you need to go.

08-09-2016

Listen to the new Mathew V Music single “If I’m Enough” at A Bit of Pop Music!

08-09-2016

The new pop single from Mathew V Music can be heard at Ultimate Music!

08-09-2016

New single ‘If I’m Enough’ from Mathew V Music premiered at All Things Go!

“Mathew V has a voice beyond his years”  

07-05-2016

Tons of quality on this edition of ‘Bands Spotted’!

Features include: Brooklyn Doran, Mathew V Music, The Medicine Hat & Maya Killtron!

06-03-2016

Mathew V Music talks about some of his favourite tracks at A Bit of Pop Music.

New single “No Bad News” out now!

06-03-2016

Mathew V Music is up on IX Daily!

“Trained in opera and classical music, he brings his style to contemporary-style soul/r&b flare with this catchy tune and we couldn’t help but do a double-take once the chorus dropped.”  

06-03-2016

Get to know Mathew V Music at • auspOp! New single “No Bad News” out now!