Ever since I heard Parker Matthews‘ latest single, “Hit and Run” I can’t get it out of my head. He is already taking on the world with his dynamic voice and dedication to make a difference with his craft. If you’re looking for the new Troye Sivan or Declan McKenna to break into the pop scene, Parker Matthews will capture your attention and your heart. Check out the interview below!
How did you get started in music?
I’ve felt a connection to music from as early as I can remember. The way it makes me feel is a feeling beyond what words can describe. After I watched Whitney’s grammy performance when I was a kid, I knew this was what I am meant to do!
What was your inspiration for making “Hit and Run”?
The inspiration for “Hit and Run” really came from the idea that I want something more than just a one night stand. The mentality of this constant hookup culture is something that I’m completely over!
What are your biggest musical influences?
My biggest influences are Whitney Houston, Jessie J, Jennifer Hudson, and my home town girl, Christina Aguilera.
From the get-go, you’ve been an advocate for suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and the LGBTQ+ community. Does advocacy for these issues influence your songwriting at all?
My songwriting always stems from experiences that I’ve been though, and some of the trauma in my life involves things these organizations deal directly with, so in a roundabout way, they do influence me and my art.
Now that you’re based in LA, which do you prefer, the West Coast or the East Coast?
I do love the west coast, there is no denying that, but I do still have a lot of love for the east coast!
What can we see from you next?
This year I’ll be putting out a lot of material to really paint a picture of who I am . I am so excited to lay these tracks down for my fans to hear!