To hear Matthew’s music is to live through his picturesque stories of life’s ups and downs right along with him. There are many common haunting themes that resonate throughout his work, and act as documentation of his struggles with constant uprooting due to life’s twists and turns. Listeners are drawn to Matthew’s heart-on-his sleeve approach and are consistently moved by his vivid tales of life, loss, and love that foster a universal understanding. Over the years, a more complex sound has emerged via bits of classic acoustic work mixed with rock driven breakdowns, and Matthew’s signature powerfully emotive lyrics. Matthew, like all artists, hopes people will understand his art and appreciate it.