By: Jamie Steinberg
Q) How would you describe your sound?
A) I describe it as a “trendy and easy to listen to” sound. It’s always very catchy but not obnoxious.
Q) Who are some of your musical influences?
A) I get this question all the time and I always change up what I say because its kind of a “in the moment” type of question. Right now, some artist that are influencing me are The Weeknd, Queen, Kanye West, Big Sean and Jason Derulo. My all time biggest influence though is Justin Timberlake.
Q) Your new single “Fire” is out now. Where did the idea come from for it?
A) “Fire” was a collaboration between myself and another Chicago artist named VERSE. We were in the studio one day and decided I needed an upbeat catchy tune. So, we came up with “Fire.” It’s a real simple song about a girl that was a part of my dreams.
Q) What kind of fan response have you gotten to it?
A) The song is still very new, but the response has been extremely positive from my fans!
Q) What is it about “Fire” that fans have connected with?
A) “Fire” is all about that excitement and that burning feeling that you get in your heart when you truly like a person. That’s what I think people connect with.
Q) What is your process like for creating your music? Do you need music before you can write the lyrics?
A) My process for writing music is recording everything I say into my voice recorder on my iPhone. Then, since I know it’s saved, I go to the paper and just write about something random. Something that makes sense, of course. I start singing the melody that I recorded into my phone with the words I wrote. I usually come up with very weird things. Every once in awhile though, I find a gem.
Q) What can fans expect from a live Matt LeGrand performance?
A) You can expect a whole entire experience, a storyline that takes you on a ride of different emotions. It’s called “The LeGrand Experience.”
Q) Who would you most like to collaborate with on a song in the future?
A) Kanye, Drake, Taylor Swift or Ed Sheeran
Q) What can fans do to help promote your music?
A) Fans can help by just interacting with me on social media and being involved in the starting stages of this empire I’m about to build. Show all your friends and keep spreading the word!
Q) You are a part of social media. Why is that such an important way for you to connect with fans?
A) It’s a very useful tool when it comes to getting in touch with my fans. I can literally tweet out something and its crazy that my whole entire fan base will be able to see it. I’m very fortunate to have the ability to use social media!
Q) What would you like to say to everyone who is a fan and supporter of you and your music?
A) I’d like to say I love you times a million and thank you from the bottom of my heart for getting on this rollercoaster with me! It’s gonna’ be a fun ride!