NEW ALBUM 20/20
Mattmac is a blind music producer and recording artist who has taken his melodic pop trap beats and inspiring story to quickly establish himself as one to watch on the national music scene in Canada. At 180,000+ streams across all platforms , Mattmac’s catchy melodies, thoughtful lyrics and hard hitting beats presented on his debut release is turning heads across North America.
Featuring poppy vocals combined with honest lyrics and heavy melodic trap beats, Mattmac’s debut 20/20 gives his listeners a glimpse into the mind of a blind creative hoping to paint vivid sonic pictures of struggle, healing, celebrating love, family and life on the rez.
The eight-track album’s debut single “Paradise” has risen to become a popular song in the Canadian music circuit, garnering more than 50,000+ streams on Spotify, hitting top 3 on the NCI FM Indigenous Music Countdown hosted by SiriusXM and hitting top 50 on the mediabase radio charts. With heavy local support from Virgin Radio Winnipeg, the song has become a local sensation, with its music video hitting over 70,000 views on YouTube & Facebook combined and has been featured on CBC Indigenous, CTV National News, Winnipeg Sun & more.
Hailing from Garden Hill First Nation, Manitoba, Mattmac has been blind from birth. He grew up surrounded by music both on the radio and singing in his community’s gospel choir. Mattmac began to struggle with depression at a young age and credits music for helping him cope. A fully self-taught artist, he first began to make beats and write songs when he was 13 years old, and later taught himself how to play piano and guitar. He also has impressive skills with beat production software and equipment, and attributes his creative competencies to the support of the Blind & Famous group, a USA based collective of blind music artists who collaborate and connect with one another through the internet.
Mattmac was first launched into the music scene in 2016 when N’we Jinan, a travelling music studio program, visited his community and invited him to collaborate on a project. Pulling inspiration from his personal story, they created a song and video titled “Help You See” that has been watched early 250,000 times on YouTube and Facebook. Through this experience, he connected with international music artist Nelly Furtado and performed alongside her at Indigenous Day Live and We Day Canada Day in 2017. They continue to work together.
Mattmac hopes to continue to use his platform to inspire others to know that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.