The label first discovered Mattstagraham thanks to Tiktok and his original song “Gotta Be Productive,” which has racked up almost 500k streams on Spotify, as well as paraodies of Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance, blink-182. Featuring tongue-in-cheek lyrics and an intuitive knack for knowing just what you’re thinking, MattstaGraham is ready to shake things up and get you out of the funk that’s been following you around since early 2020.
Lead single “Still Hearing About It” is out now and was inspired by an interaction with an old friend. When singer/songwriter Matt Graham shared his signing to I Surrender Records, the response he was met with was “that’s an unfortunate name for a record label.” It was here where he realized that negative people turn even the best moment into a total bummer, and that progressing in life means leaving things behind. “Still Hearing About It” was born out of the frustration of old friends stuck in negative places, and hopefully it’s the song that helps you realize that you are worth so much more than the negativity that may surround you.