On his new single “Reason,” Matthew Chaim is continuing to bend genre constructs with his R&B tinged indie-electronica soundscapes. Out on all streaming platforms today, “Reason” is a heartfelt meditation on love.
“Reason” is about the “healing effects of love,” explains Matthew Chaim. “While there is a very outgoing side to me, I often get into pretty introspective and solitary modes. I enjoy my alone time, but sometimes it leads to getting lost in my own head. When that happens and I start to head down some dark rabbit hole, it is often my little vices (like weed, TV, porn, Instagram) that I so easily turn to for relief. Vices do calm those voices and accompanying emotions down, but only for a short amount of time. What I’ve learnt, however, is that it is true connection and relating to others that can actually help us heal those spaces within us that we so often distract ourselves from. It is the love in our lives that gives us the strength to heal. Ergo, love heals. Amen.” Emotionally-piercing in all the right ways, “Reason” marks Matthew’s second single this Summer, following up on the powerful ode to loss, “Sunflowers.”
Montreal’s Matthew Chaim is captivating audiences with his genre bending songwriting style and unique vocal tone. Matthew grew up listening almost exclusively to Coldplay, Nirvana, and The Beatles. In his teenage years he picked up the drums and fell immediately in love with the instrument. But it wasn’t until his early 20s – having just graduated university and working a 9-to-5 job in finance – that Matthew began writing songs.
Matthew’s first EP, Homemade, was written and produced in Montreal with his close friends and collaborators Noah Barer and Austin Tecks. With Homemade, Matthew started carving out his emotional and soulful sound, while pulling influences from his favorite artists of the time, Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean, and Drake. The title track “Homemade” truly caught people’s attention with its relaxing yet emotional atmosphere that Matthew’s warm vocal cut through like butter.
Matthew’s sound its now evolving into completely new territories, with his musical influences expanding to include the likes of Bon Over, Radiohead, and Tame Impala. Working closely with LA-based producer Rabitt, Matthew Chaim is gearing up to begin releasing his new phase of work