Proudly from Maniwaki, Quebec, Lang has long dreamed of having an international career and is on his way to achieving this quickly. His warm and powerful voice, combined with his impressive live show, quickly got him noticed by the Canadian country music community in English Canada, and in February 2019 he was signed to new record label and management company, Jayward Artist Group Inc.
Later in 2019, Lang won the national SiriusXM Top of the Country competition, three prizes at Québec’s Country Gala, SOCAN’s Country Music Prize and his first ADISQ nomination for English album of the year. The singer has garnered over 7.5 million combined career streams, performed over 150 live shows all while learning how to speak English.
We had the opportunity to chat with Lang about his new single “Getcha“, life experiences and what’s next.
Kat: Can you talk about the inspiration behind your latest single “Getcha”?
Matt: I really wanted a more traditional country song and to bring back line dancing. I grew up listening to Dwight Yoakam and I wanted to bring that back, in a modern sound. Getcha is about a guy flirting with a girl and wanting her to dance with him.
Kat: “Getcha” was produced by country star Tebey and Danick Dupelle of Emerson Drive. What was it like working with them? What do you feel they brought to the track?
Matt: We all wrote the song together with Kelly Archer in Nashville. They know me and knew from the start I wanted to bring that vintage country sound, so the song was written with that in mind. They really understood what I wanted to share and sound like for this record, so it’s been a lot of fun recording the album.
Kat: In 2019, you won the national SiriusXM Top of the Country competition, three prizes at Québec’s Country Gala, SOCAN’s Country Music Prize and your first ADISQ nomination for English album of the year. What do these nominations and awards mean to you, and what have you learned from those experiences?
Matt: I am so thankful for all the support from the fans since the very beginning. I really feel like I owe them everything. But these awards and nominations from the industry really felt like a pat on the back, telling me I was doing a good job and to keep going. It’s making me want to work even harder and is motivating me even more.
Kat: You’ve had the opportunity to tour and perform, and work on new music since we spoke last, how do you feel your sound has changed or progressed in the past few years?
Matt: All those shows in the last few years have helped me understand that I love recording, but my favourite thing about music is performing it live and sharing it with people. So when I choose a song or write a song to record, I picture myself singing it live. I make music to perform it, so let me tell you that I can’t wait to get back on stage!
Kat: You’re currently putting the finishing touches on your new album which is slated for a Summer release. What can fans expect from the album?
Matt: It’s a bit more country and a bit more pop, too. I wanted to bring a vintage, old school country sound, that people could dance to and have a good time.
For more on Matt Lang visit: https://mattlangmusic.com