We got the chance to ask Matt some questions, and here is what he had to say:
Q&A with Matt Churchill
Your song is lovely! I especially love the lyrics, “we’re chasing echoes of who we are” - that is such a deep and poetic statement. Did any real-life events occur in your life that influenced your recent projects “Chasing Echoes”?
How you do like being a completely self-managed musician?
It’s hard work but very rewarding. You’re responsible for creating, writing and recording the music, of course. Once you’ve recorded a track you then need to make sure it’s registered with the PRS, get it published and distribute it to music platforms. And then, you’ve got to think about marketing, which means being proactive and contacting blogs, playlists and radio stations which can be a bit of a grind when there’s little feedback coming your way. You’re the person booking shows, trying to encourage people to go to the shows, making sure people know where the venues are and that they get there on time! But ultimately you know when people are listening to your music, buying it, going to gigs, or reading about it, it’s the result of all your own hard graft. That you’ve managed the entire to end to end process, put in so many hours, and hopefully made a few people happy is extraordinarily fulfilling.
What was your creative process for making “Chasing Echoes"?
How is the music scene in Watford (based in London)?
If you could collaborate with anyone in the world, who would it be?
Oh tough question! Working with Beth Orton would be an opportunity too good to turn down. She’s such an inspiration in terms of her songwriting, lyrics and voice. She’s experimental too and straddles quite a few genres which is very exciting.