Visionary Musical Artist
Music for Everyone
In the dynamic landscape of the Canadian music industry, Mattmac, a visually impaired music producer and recording artist, has emerged as a powerful force. His melodic pop-trap beats and inspiring story have captivated audiences nationwide, positioning him as an artist to watch. With over 5 million streams across various platforms and critical acclaim from CBC, CTV, Virgin Radio, and more, Mattmac is making waves.
Following the success of his chart-topping and award-winning debut album, "20/20," Mattmac has released his highly anticipated sophomore album, "Blurred Visions." This 11-track LP delves into the artist's more ambiguous struggles, both personal and professional, marking a significant step in his artistic journey.
"Blurred Visions" is a coming-of-age chronicle that addresses a range of themes, from social pressures to anxiety, navigating new love, and coping with the responsibilities that accompany recognition. Mattmac shares his experiences of extreme isolation while striving to set new sonic standards through self-produced sound and songwriting.
The album's unique narrative unfolds across two distinct spaces: the reserve and the city. Some tracks were recorded in Mattmac's childhood home, while others were crafted in various locations throughout Winnipeg, including the No Fun Club Studio. This dual setting reflects Mattmac's transition from his hometown to the city in pursuit of his music career. At the age of 21, this journey was far from straightforward.
With minimal guidance and support, Mattmac navigated the complexities of establishing himself in a bustling city while grappling with the constant social pressures and heartbreaking news from Garden Hill, his cherished hometown.
Reflecting on this transformative period, Mattmac shares, "I was able to work through the blurriness and uncertainties of my future and find a new creative space to build my life and career from."
"Blurred Visions" serves as a testament to Mattmac's resilience and determination. It is a sonic journey that encapsulates the challenges and triumphs of an artist forging his path in the music industry. As he continues to push boundaries and set new standards, Mattmac's music resonates not only with his own experiences but also with the aspirations and dreams of many.
With each track, Mattmac invites listeners to explore the complexities of life, love, and ambition, leaving an indelible mark on the Canadian music scene. As the artist's star continues to rise, "Blurred Visions" stands as a testament to the power of music in navigating the blurred lines of existence and the pursuit of artistic excellence.
Originally from Garden Hill First Nation, born blind, and growing up surrounded by music, Mattmac quickly found it to be an effective coping mechanism and took to singing in his community’s gospel choir. From there, he started making beats and writing songs, teaching himself how to play piano and guitar along the way. He attributes his competencies to the support of the Bling & Famous group — a USA-based collective of blind music artists who collaborate and connect with one another through the internet.
Mattmac debuted his entry to the music scene in 2016 when N’we Jinan, a traveling 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 received over 250,000 views on YouTube and Facebook. From there, Mattmac has connected with International artist Nelly Furtado and performed alongside her at Indigenous day Live and We Day Canada Day in 2017; they continue to work together.
In 2020, his debut music project, “20/20” catapulted Mattmac’s music and story into the national limelight, landing him on CTV National News and all major media outlets. His debut single, “Paradise”, reached #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown and top 50 on the mediabase charts. In 2021, he won the Broadcast Dialogue Emerging Artist Radio Award and took home the Rap/Electronic Album Of The Year at the Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards.
Mattmac hopes to continue to use his platform to inspire others to know that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.