In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Matt Gold, chart-topping and acclaimed singer-songwriter about his new EP LET IT OUT. Recorded with Grammy-winning engineer David Bianco and produced by renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff, it’s his most optimistic release to date. Already the single APPRECIATED has charted on the Billboard Hot AC chart which is a rare feat for a completely independent artist. You can tell that the songs on the new EP are coming from somewhere very real and euphorically uplifting. Gold’s singing and piano playing almost functions as a reward for all the soul searching he and his fans have collectively conducted in their musical dialogue. We talked to Gold about his music and his spin on our LGBT issues.
When asked what his personal commitment is to LGBT civil rights Gold stated, “You know sometimes I think that we’ve made so many strides in this area and then other times I actually feel as if we’re losing ground in the movement. It’s this contradiction that brings us to the very heart of the issue. In order not to lose ground I think we all have to invest ourselves and I will continue to do that the best way I know how and that is through my music.”
Matt Gold who was raised in Indiana, established himself on the singer-songwriter scene through his tireless work ethic, playing shows on college campuses and small venues and building a robust fan base before releasing his first album. His music resonates with people because of his richly expressive vocals, his sophisticatedly accessible pop sense and his gorgeous touch on the piano. In addition to his captivating musicality, it’s Matt’s story that hits the heart of his listeners. He grew up an adopted only child into very religious parents and within this complex world, bravely came out as being gay. LET IT OUT is Matt’s most accomplished and upbeat release. All of his work has a concept and a different sound because the music is his therapy. He states that as he gets happier, so will his music. Currently he’ll be appearing at House of Blues on September 4th in Chicago, Illinois.
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