The Platinum-Selling Indie Pop Phenom Shines on His Most Vulnerable Release to Date —LISTEN HERE
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 18, 2023) —Platinum-selling indie pop phenom Dylan Matthew drops his gut-wrenching new track, “Did You Tell Him About Me?“, today. Out now on all platforms via The Hard Working Record Company, the soaring, piano-driven song is inspired by a real-life, bombshell event for the songwriter. Equal parts poignant and powerful, “Did You Tell Him About Me?” isolates Dylan’s vocals to showcase the pain he faced in the experience and pairs them with the mellow and rich sound of the piano. At its core, it’s a track that asks the question: do the people that leave us realize what they are throwing away?
“‘Did You Tell Him About Me’ was what sparked my healing process after finding out my girlfriend at the time was not faithful and realizing she cheated on me with someone I knew,” Dylan explains. “I wrote this song with one of my closest friends after telling him everything I went through, and he wrote down everything I said. It’s a song that is, essentially, asking my ex if the person she cheated on me with knew about us. Did he know that we just bought a house together? It’s me wondering if he knew all of this stuff she was throwing away.”
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 Coachella, Lollapalooza, 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, select dates coming soon. For all shows and additional information, visit dylanmatthew.com.