The Platinum-Selling Indie Pop Phenom Soars Over Passive-Aggressive Breakup Theatrics with New Upbeat, Synth-Soaked Single — LISTEN HERE

US Dates on Sale Now for Newly Announced Headlining Tour with Guests Rachel Grae and Caleb Hearn— DATES HERE

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 21, 2023) — Dylan Matthew is cutting through the bullshit with his new track,”Proud of Me,” out today on all platforms via The Hard Working Record Company. Packed with self-assured lyrics and synth-soaked, upbeat production, the song sees the Platinum-selling artist at his most cutthroat, pushing back at an ex that says she’s proud of him for moving on. “I don’t want to hear it from you baby/tell me that you love me, but you don’t,” he counters.


“‘Proud Of Me’ was a song I wrote before I even moved to LA after my breakup,” Dylan explains. “It was a transitional period of my life where I was trying to live life a little more, grow from what I went through, and come back to life by figuring out who I am. After a while, my ex realized I was doing much better, and she told me that she was proud of me — which was something she said out of guilt or shame for what she did to me. She wanted me to be sad and mope without her. Instead, I wrote a song about being proud of the changes and growth I’ve had since our break-up.”

For Dylan Matthew, everything comes back to storytelling. The Southern California native began harnessing his love of music before he could speak— a love that would eventually push a then-18-year-old Dylan to publish covers and original songs online. Following his 2016 inaugural EP, Over You, listeners would see Dylan go from strength to strength. He scored his first Platinum-certified single with the viral dance hit “Love Is Gone,” garnered millions of Spotify listeners and over 750K feverish TikTok followers, and awed crowds while performing at CoachellaLollapalooza, and a sold-out headline show at Avalon Hollywood in LA, his proudest moment to date. Now, seven years after his debut, Dylan is embracing a new chapter of his history — one that was born amid an intense and tumultuous break-up that forced him to disconnect from the life he knew, look inward, and rebuild his future. At the center of that personal journey is Dylan’s new music, chronologically telling a story that explores the break-up from beginning to end. Equal parts vulnerable and assured, the new material firmly establishes Dylan as an artist with a deft touch that crafts powerful indie pop-infused music while honoring his greatest strength — telling his story through universal narratives tied together with introspective and infectious lyricism. It’s music that is primed to fully present Dylan at his best: an artist who, at his core, creates music that helps his listeners find hope. 

Catch Dylan on the road this fall as he launches his headlining no rain, no flowers tour in September, with special guests Rachel Grae and Caleb Hearn opening on select dates. For all stops and additional information, visit dylanmatthew.com.

no rain, no flowers tour

Fri Sep 22San Diego, CAHouse of Bluesw/ Rachel Grae
Mon Sep 25Dallas, TXThe Echo Lounge & Music Hallw/ Rachel Grae
Tue Sep 26Austin, TXScoot Innw/ Rachel Grae
Wed Sep 27Houston, TXWhite Oak Music Hallw/ Rachel Grae
Fri Sep 29Minneapolis, MNVarsity Theatrew/ Rachel Grae
Sat Sep 30Chicago, ILHouse of Bluesw/ Rachel Grae
Mon Oct 1Nashville, TNBasement Eastw/ Rachel Grae
Tue Oct 3Atlanta, GATerminal Westw/ Rachel Grae
Thu Oct 5Washington, DCUnion Stagew/ Rachel Grae
Fri Oct 6Philadelphia, PAUnion Transferw/ Rachel Grae
Sat Oct 7Boston, MAParadisew/ Rachel Grae
Wed Oct 11New York, NYGramercy Theatrew/ Rachel Grae
Fri Oct 13Cleveland, OHBeachland Ballroomw/ Caleb Hearn
Sat Oct 14Indianapolis, INDeluxew/ Caleb Hearn
Mon Oct 16Denver, COBluebirdw/ Caleb Hearn
Wed Oct 18Salt Lake City, UTComplex – Grandw/ Caleb Hearn
Fri Oct 20Seattle WANeumo’sw/ Caleb Hearn
Sat Oct 21Portland, ORWonder Ballroomw/ Caleb Hearn
Tue Oct 24San Francisco, CAAugust Hallw/ Caleb Hearn
Thu Oct 26Los Angeles, CABellweatherw/ Caleb Hearn