Award-nominated topline vocalist and songwriter. Written for major labels like Sony and Universal and have pitched songs to artists like Justin Bieber and Anne-Marie, while working with Grammy-winning producers, studios, and engineers.
My projects have amassed over 3 million streams on Spotify alone. And I have been nominated for 4 Washington Area Music Awards. Have written and sung on demos for major labels like Sony And Universal while also having my songs pitched to some of the biggest names in the game like Justin Bieber and Anne-Marie.
Specializing in working with pop music but am very immersed in genres like country, rock, R&B, EDM, hip hop, singer-songwriter, etc. l can write lyrics ranging from great storytelling and a detailed narrative to sharp yet simply-put for an EDM/dance style song.
For vocals, I can get them recorded at a very quick yet meticulous speed at a Grammy-winning studio with some of the best engineers in the business. They can be recorded with doubles, background vocals, and harmonies for a well-rounded and dynamic performance.
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13 ReviewsEndorse Matt Thompson
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Matt was an all around pleasure to work with! Super professional, communicative and respectful! The best part is that the song turned out amazing! Looking forward to it's release and also to more work in the future together! Highly recommend working with Matt! 100000 STARS!!!
Matt is a really kind guy! He is talented and very quick in writing Lyrics, I particularly appreciated his flexibility in terms of price and work. I'll probably do more projects with him, highly recommend to check him out :) Thx Matt!
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Working with Matt was the most pleasant experience; we communicated often and achieved a great result in no time. Hope we continue working together!
Matt Thompson's album has the variety I look for in an album. Usually it's good percussion and minor chords that draw me into an album, which this album definitely has, but also has catchy lyrics, good rhythm, danceability, and each track has singalong potential. Honestly love it, there's something for pretty much every listener.
Matt Thompson’s music has it all. From his soothing and alluring voice to his catchy yet raw and emotional lyrics, his songs are my go-to for any mood/situation. His lyrics perfectly capture the twenty-something experience. His first album, No Shame, was amazing from start to finish. I can’t wait to hear what he puts out next!
His music is just amazing. There’s really no other words to describe the talent Matt possesses! Definitely one of my most listened to artists on Spotify!
Matt’s passion for music exudes FROM his music. His voice is crisp and clean, and his lyrics are creative and l feel what he is conveying through them. He was one of my top artists in my Spotify 2020 year in review and I love his music!
I’m a huge fan! Matt has such a way with words it almost guarantees his songs will be on repeat. Such is the case with ‘Wish You The Best, Wish You The Worst’. It’s so catchy, heartfelt and really showcases his range as an artist.
Matt is an INCREDIBLE artist!! His songs are so well written and his talent - WOW!! I’m so impressed and I can’t wait to hear more!
Matt Thompson is a hidden gem who, much like an author, has a talent for offering a relatable narrative through his music. The power behind his lyrics lies in the fact that they successfully capture the human experience: love, loss, failure, redemption, and the complexity one feels when they confront these emotions. The vocals of Bear with Me are playfully pleasing while packing an emotional punch. Wish You the Best is a catchy, powerful song that I could easily hear being played on the radio or a film’s soundtrack. His songs are diverse, bringing something to the table for any listener.
I have listened to Matt Thompson for years. His song writing is fabulous with relatable lyrics.
Great voice and amazing songs.
I highly recommend him.
This album is so relatable and you can tell the lyrics are personal. Wish you the best, wish you the worst has been on repeat since it dropped. Not only is it catchy, but it’s heartfelt. I could listen to Matt’s voice on repeat all day. Can’t wait to hear more of his music.
I stumbled upon this album on Spotify and WOW I was truly amazed. Something fresh and new we definitely need more of in the music industry!!
Interview with Matt Thompson
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Write what you know. Your truth will resonate with more people than you think.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Award Winning Vault Studios. I have access to the best engineers around to make the best-sounding project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jake Vicious https://soundbetter.com/profiles/315527-jake-vicious
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of a project that was picked up by Sony and pitched to their artists. I was the writer on the whole project of 8 songs.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on projects for Sony and Universal right now.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. It hits a little deeper.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mircrophone, pen, paper, Soundtoys, and speakers.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been songwriting for 10 years professionally.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Elements of detailed singer-songwriter lyrics blended with big and catchy hooks. I love storytelling and painting a vivid picture with words.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kelly Clarkson, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds to Summer, Justin Bieber, Miranda Lambert. These are artists I have great respect for and feel we'd be a good musical match.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly pop, but can write to any genre.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyrics and writing melodies.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Writing songs should be creating a universe around someone's truth and sucking a listener into that universe. Creating imagery and making something specific to the artist's POV while also relating to an audience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll sit down to piano or write to track and from there, flesh out concepts, hooks, and fill in melodies with the lyrics.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I've been inspired by pop stars like Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson. Country stars like Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, and crooners like Amy Winehouse.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly work on pop music and some of its subgenres (electropop, pop-rock, R&B-pop, alt-pop, country-pop) and work on R&B, rock, EDM, etc.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That their story will be told and to a great song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Feeling like I told a story in the most honest way while giving it a catchy melody and great hook that'll keep listeners coming back.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does it take to write a song? My answer is it depends, but I try and finalize all lyrics and melodies within 2-4 weeks to make sure it's just right.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The attention to detail that goes into every line and every word choice.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What story do you want to be told?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Making sure the writer captures the artist's essence through a song.