Here I Am
"Here I am" is a culmination of what Matt holds as true values in his personal life and his walk with God. His musical influences that include The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Mayer, Gavin DeGraw and Steven Curtis Chapman, helped mold a unique musical style all his own that is soothing to hear and beautifully captured in this album. Songs like Understand, Wave, Bulletproof, Prepared, Stuck and Almost convey words of encouragement in a honest, modern and down-to-earth style. Here i am and Joy hit home with lyrics that speak of our readiness to serve God and the feeling of satisfaction of doing so. Matt pours his heart out on Peach on, a song dedicated to his late grandfather who pioneered the evangelistic movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Time finishes out the album as a love song ballad about a future soul mate. With a well balanced blend of different rhythms and arrangements, one is easily taken, entertained and blessed by Matt's debut album, 'Here i am'.