Q: Hey MyLyricalMind thanks for coming on to Rising Artists. We have fallen in love with your new single “Long May You Forget” and think it’s a great song! Tell our audience on here more about you!
MYLYRICALMIND: Hey thanks for having me! Glad you like the new song. So my name is Matt and I am a producer and musician currently based in a town called Macclesfield which is about 30 mins south of Manchester.
I have been writing and producing music for the last 8 years or so as MyLyricalMind. It’s a solo act and always has been and the sound has veered everywhere from originally being quite singer-songwriter and folky, to more electronic and alternative. I think my new track ‘Long May You Forget’ is a bit of a return to the more singer-songwriter roots.
I produce all of my music from my home studio which I love!
Q: What is the meaning behind “Long May You Forget” and is there any personal details sprinkled throughout the song?
MYLYRICALMIND: Yeah ‘Long May You Forget’ was written in Lockdown last year so for me it captures the feelings around 2020 and everything that happened. I personally think it’s a song about forgetting trauma and moving on with life, however it’s ambiguous enough to mean different things to different people.
I think the message I wanted to say was talk to the people you love more.
I tried to learn how to play the piano properly over lockdown and this was my first attempt at writing a song that was purely piano driven.
Q: What first got you into music?
MYLYRICALMIND: Typically it was really my parents that got me into music, they had quite an classic taste in music especially 70s and 80s as eras. I vividly remember my dad watching a Dire Straits concert recorded on VHS and seeing Mark Knopfler playing a bright red Fender Strat and wanting to play that guitar.
I had guitar lessons when I was 11-13 years old and it went from there I guess.
Q: Who inspired you to make music?
MYLYRICALMIND: Before I met my wife I had zero aspirations to do anything other that play the guitar to an average level. However, she pushed me to start to sing while playing, that led me to start writing songs, I recorded a few of these songs and the rest as you say… is history.
So shout out to Sam, my wife!
Q: What is coming up next for you?
MYLYRICALMIND: There may be another single on the horizon and I am hoping to be able to play some of these new songs live.
I am just going to be writing as many songs as possible and getting them out into the world.
Q: What would you like to tell your supporters out there?
MYLYRICALMIND: If you have listened to one of my songs, thank you so much! It’s all worth the effort for that amazing positive feedback.
Interviewed by Stephanie Pankewich