Matt Price sounds like Jody McBrayer from Avalon coupled with Justin Bieber in that he makes electronic-dance-pop music. His sophomore EP, Dream, is out now.
Coming out of a year filled with life transition on every front, Price poured his thoughts, emotions and prayers onto paper forming the blueprint for the songs found on the six-track set, which features five original cuts—all co-written and produced by Price—and one acoustic selection. While he enlisted the help of veteran songwriters Sue C. Smith, Tony Wood and Michael Farren and newcomer Sarah Wood to bring the tracks on Dream to life, Price’s personal experience shaped the fresh collection of songs.
The title track speaks to the desires and passions that God plants deep within our souls to equip us for our callings in life and encourages listeners to dream with the Creator. Meanwhile, “Falling Into You” was the result of Price and his wife leaving the comforts of their life in Atlanta to make the move to Nashville to pursue music. Marrying his wife five years ago inspired “Beautiful Now,” which poignantly defies the lies culture feeds women about beauty and identity, reminding them that they were uniquely created by the Maker of the universe. The song’s relevant message has already struck a chord with listeners and was featured on KLTY’s “New Music Cafe,” an hour-long syndicated radio program that spotlights music from up-and-coming musicians.
“The ideas and themes that you hear on Dream were born out of the many triumphs, as well as the deepest struggles of my life over the past couple of years,” Price shares. “To take these ideas—chapters straight out of my story—and turn them into songs with some of the most legendary writers in the industry was an incredible honor. This record is a true reflection of who I am as an artist, and I am so excited to be releasing it.”
Price is currently booking dates for 2016. For more information, visit www.mattpriceonline.com. –Christian Music Makers