5 Songs I Love w/ Matt's Keys
Updated: Sep 21
This past month, singer/songwriter Matt's Keys released his latest single, "I Won't Forget." Along with praise from Mystic Sons, Turtle Tempo, and Find Your Sounds, the track has garnered love from new and old fans alike. Known for his skills on the keyboard, this track is also entirely composed by Matt. His songwriting shines through, with confessional lyricism and poignant refrains sung by a studio vocalist.
We sat down with the man behind the keys to discuss his inspirations!
1. Save Your Tears - The Weeknd and Ariana Grande
"This song just has a great vibe that reminds me of some of my favorite pop and new wave songs from the 80s. It’s a good song for a long drive when you want to let your mind get lost in the music. Both singers are so talented, and they complement each other really well."
2. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
"As someone who has struggled at times to feel a sense of belonging, I felt that the theme of seeking a place of comfort and familiarity that you can rely on was very relatable. I appreciate the thoughtfulness of the lyrics, which seem to be at times melancholic and hopeful at other times. I also think the piano parts are really creative, and it’s impressive how they were able to create such a full and powerful sound with just piano, vocals, and drums. "
3. Heart Wants What It Wants - Bebe Rexha
"I found out about this song at the gym and have been really into it ever since. It’s a catchy pop song with high energy and a beat that’s great for working out. Bebe Rexha has a unique and powerful voice and never fails to bring her songs to life. She’d be an awesome artist to collaborate with one day."
4. Say it Ain’t So - Weezer
"This is one of my favorite rock songs, and I love how it contrasts softer- sounding, chill parts with the head-banging heavier choruses. It’s an interesting and multi-layered song from beginning to end, and the opening guitar riff creates just the right amount of tension. It’s also got a great guitar solo towards the end that builds on the overall mood of angst and confusion."
5. Unconditionally - Katy Perry
"This song’s message of accepting people for who they are, flaws and all, really resonates with me. It’s been a long journey learning to accept myself and develop a healthy sense of self-worth, and it’s still a work in progress. Even though the song seems to be about accepting another person unconditionally, I can’t help but connect its message to my inner struggles (one of the great things about music-different people can find meaning from it in different ways)."
"I Won't Forget" is available across streaming platforms.