London, Ontario native and prolific songwriter, Matthew Johnston, has been committed to making music since he was 13, beginning as a drummer playing with acts ranging from rock to hip hop. He has since evolved into a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer. Through all of the surprising turns of young adulthood, Matthew’s passion persevered; performing, producing, arranging, and mixing his debut EP, There Will be Miracles, entirely on his own, and finally arriving at this brave statement of unrelenting hope. His heart-rending songs are aimed squarely and unabashedly at the best in us without ignoring life’s most painful realities. It is music that is bright, big, and, above all, sincere.
Matthew feels most comfortable on stage and has gained experience touring coast to coast. Aside from writing, producing, and performing his own music, Matthew has written and produced for SHAD, Classified, and Kayo. He has also joined SHAD on stage as his touring drummer.
Matthew’s first single off the EP, “Explosions In The Sky” is both emotional and mature while maintaining a youthful exuberance. It struggles with the idea of love and loss and explores those fleeting moments we all have dealt with at some point in our lives.
“Explosions In The Sky is really about slowing down life. It’s about trying to be present in every moment; something we can all get better at.”