A Chat with Matthew S. Horner (10.07.23)

A self-acclaimed “pop-punk dad that never fully grew up”, singer-songwriter Matthew S. Horner intoxicates listeners with his unique blend of rock, pop and punk. We spoke with Horner about his debut album Outta Timewhat his kids think of his music, superpowers and future plans.

OSR: What made you decide to become a musician?

Horner: I played the trumpet in middle school, and I watched my brother pick up a guitar and start learning when I was 12 and so I did it as well since he was older. I never put it down and learned as many instruments as I could.

OSR: What does music mean to you?

horner: It means freedom, release, therapy, and a way to connect with everyone else in a different way. I love that people can interpret it in their own way.

OSR: You recently released your album Outta Time. Is there a particular backstory or theme?

horner: Running out of time in life… I’m 36 now, I’m getting older. Also, it’s a callback to all the music I grew up on. Old sounds with a modern twist I’d like to believe.

OSR: What was the most exciting and least exciting thing about creating and releasing Outta Time?

horner: Working with producer Adam Buckley. I’m ok at mixing but I’d rather spend my time focused on the music. I am terrible at mastering. It’s so exciting getting a track back that is finished and polished.

OSR: You mentioned you are a father with three kids. What do your kids think about your music?

horner: All of my kids follow all platforms and like/share it. I’m happy they are not embarrassed by it! 😄 They can be brutally honest and I like that.

OSR: If you could change one thing about Outta Timewhat would it be and why?

horner: I would add more tracks. I always want to do something else to it or try and improve on it.

OSR: What do you hope people will take from the album?

horner: I want to write something that’s versatile. Something that everyone can find at least one song that they like on it. Just to make that connection. Music is therapy.

OSR: If you had a superpower, what would it be and why that particular power?

horner: Invisibility. I am not the most social person. I’d probably go invisible when someone listens to my music near me. It’s also really weird when someone likes my music and tells me, or I’m just awkward. I never claimed to be cool and what not. Im weird and I embrace it.

OSR: What do you think will exist ten years in the future that does not exist today?

horner: The ability to have our consciousness uploaded to a computer and people never have to die in that sense.

OSR: Do you have any future plans as a musician?

Horner: I have already begun writing and recording my next album. I will probably move to just releasing singles rather than a full album. I have music videos with most of my songs on my Youtube channel.

OSR: What message do you have for our readers?

Horner: Live for the day like there is no tomorrow. Live out every dream that you can.

Many thanks to Matthew S. Horner for speaking with us! For more from Matthew S. Horner, check out his Facebook, Instagram and Spotify.

This artist was discovered via Musosoup #sustainablecurator

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