Over the past few years, Matthew Chaim has been making his mark with a slick fusion of alt-pop, R&B and electronica. Now, the rising artist is offering up a new heartfelt single, “Sunflowers,” out now via Big Noise.
Matthew’s music is emotionally-driven and “Sunflowers” is no exception. Produced by Rabitt (Kiiara, Charlotte Lawrence), the song was inspired by his late father’s favorite flower. His father passed away when Matthew was only 12 years old and “Sunflowers” is a deeply personal ode to parental loss. Matthew explains that the song was written as a conversation between father and son; it’s a chance for him to be able to share “with him both the helpless sadness of missing him – of missing those days that are now so far gone – and also the anger I have towards him for leaving so early in life.”
Originally hailing from Montreal and now residing in Los Angeles, Matthew Chaim’s genre-blending music is quickly captivating audiences. In 2016, he broke out with his debut single “Vanilla Ways,” an electronic-laced R&B track that found a home on the Spotify Viral Charts. He followed up with with an emotional, soulful EP Homemade, which saw praise from the likes of Complex, Sidewalk Hustle and Variance Magazine. As he moves into his next releases, Matthew is ready to wear his heart on his sleeve, distinguishing himself as a raw, confessional, musically innovative act to keep an eye on.