The Platinum-Selling Alt Pop Artist Drops New EP, NO RAIN, NO FLOWERS, Out Now on All Platforms
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“Dylan Matthew’s talent for storytelling shines through his music, and his journey from sharing covers and original songs online to achieving Platinum-certified success is a testament to his dedication and passion.” — Wonderland Magazine
“Telling his story through universal narratives tied together with introspective and infectious lyricism is Dylan’s biggest strength. It’s music that is primed to pull a cathartic spirit out of everyone who listens.” — Ladygunn Magazine
“Known for crafting songs straight from his heart, Dylan Matthew’s latest release is no different — bringing together confident and punchy lyricism and blending sounds in pop, alternative, and indie.” — 1883 Magazine
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 22, 2023) — Platinum-selling alt pop artist Dylan Matthew has released his debut Hard Working Record Company EP today. A synth-packed ode to growth and reformation, no rain, now flowers is out now on all platforms, featuring the brand new track, “Thank God!“.
A cathartic release, the EP’s final single is an ode to embracing new things. In the song, Dylan reckons with his ex hurting him, while still honoring what he and his new partner are building together by letting his frustrations towards his ex fade into the background. As the closing chapter of the EP, “Thank God!” is a snapshot of not only Dylan moving on, but where he’s heading as an artist — one that commands every song with grace and grit.
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 acoustic hit “Love Is Gone,” garnered millions of Spotify listeners, over 750k+ feverish TikTok followers, and awed crowds while performing at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and a sold-out headline show at Avalon Hollywood in LA, his proudest moment to date.
Now, 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. “Although my artistic process has stayed the same — weaving vulnerable lyrics with powerful pop-focused sonics — I’m in a much different place than where I was,” explains Dylan, though it required him to confront a kaleidoscope of emotions. The catalyst of that personal journey is Dylan’s new EP, aptly titled no rain, no flowers.
Telling the story of a painful separation marred by betrayal and personal heartache, Dylan built the EP around his own healing journey. “I loved the phrase for years, I had it saved everywhere, and it was always a line that has meant a lot to me,” Dylan explains. “Now, comparing the hardest part of my life — the break-up — and where I am now… With the storm, there would’ve never been growth.”
As an artist who once dreamed of being a psychologist, Dylan approaches songwriting like it’s own form of therapy — one he relied on heavily during his painful break-up. “I’ve been fortunate enough to hear from other people that my music has helped them get through something,” he explains. “Therapy kind of comes in so many different ways and dealing with or facing something head on can be done from music, and luckily I’ve been able to do that as part of my healing journey.”
“Killing Me,” the first part of a chronological story that explores the break-up from beginning to end. Equal parts vulnerable and assured, the track firmly establishes Dylan as an artist with a deft touch that crafts high-powered indie pop-infused music while honoring what he does best — telling his story through universal narratives tied together with introspective and infectious lyricism. Other chapters of his healing process show Dylan at his punchiest sonically, like on “Did You Tell Him About Me?” and “FYTY”. Juxtaposed with those tracks are songs like “Proud of Me” and “Thank God!” exhibit Dylan’s commanding lyricism by showing the transformative power of honoring one’s growth and success.
Most importantly, this EP displays Dylan’s ability to channel his own heartbreak into a succinct body of work that makes his personal story into something universal. Fusing together sounds in indie, alternative, pop, and every influence and inspiration in between, no rain, no flowers 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 on the no rain, no flowers tour with special guest Rachel Grae. For tickets and more information, visit dylanmatthew.com.
no rain, no flowers tour
NOV 29 — MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG — NEW YORK, NY
DEC 01 — THE DRAKE — TORONTO, ON *
DEC 04 — BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL — BOSTON, MA *
DEC 06 — LINCOLN THEATRE — CHICAGO, IL *
DEC 08 — AMSTERDAM — MINNEAPOLIS, MN *
DEC 11 — NEUMOS — SEATTLE. WA *
DEC 13 — THE INDEPENDENT — SAN FRANCISCO, CA *
DEC 14 — TERAGRAM BALLROOM — LOS ANGELES, CA *
* with Rachel Grae