Underground Interview With Matty Charm

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Matty Charm experimented with recording music since he was 17 years of age.  He uploaded his first song on Reverbnation in 2013, where his exposure began.  He then moved to Atlanta, GA in 2013 to be closer to the music scene where he could grow and develop as an artist.  Some of his biggest influencers in music are Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber. Matty Charm first discovered his singing ability while singing songs by Usher on the way to his bus stop in 6th grade. Early on in his journey, he would show his recordings to friends and family for their perspectives.


Their suggestions were implemented and helped him expand his horizons and improve his music. He eventually started recording professionally, though it took some time for him to find the right people to work with.  Matty Charm has been featured in Top 20 Musician articles by Music Observer in 2020 and 2021. In June 2023, he ranked as #2 Pop Artist in Atlanta, GA on Reverbnation. On July 5th, 2023 he released “Hottest Thing”. Though music has always been a passion for Matty Charm, his promo has increased since 2023 and his music has global reach.


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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music? How Would You Describe Your Sound? 

My style is R&B and Pop and my voice is light tenor. A lot of my musical inspiration comes from some of the biggest names in my genre such as Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown and Justin Bieber, so I would say my sound is similar to theirs, with my own uniqueness.


How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?

From an early age, I observed how so many people try to charm others. My music comes from the heart and through it I find my authentic self and may inspire others.


What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?

Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber


What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?

I am working on several singles that will be released soon. I do plan to collaborate with more artists as well.


What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?

My goal is to have at least one #1 chart topping hit that will be remembered. Meanwhile, I’m steadily building my social media following by consistently releasing new music until I find the right opportunity to accomplish my goal.


What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?

Probably Hottest Thing because I can pretty easily get into the vibe of that song


What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?

Finding and meeting reliable people to work with


Whats Your Typical Songwriting Process?

I go through beats every day and when I find one that matches my mood, I pick up a pad of paper and start writing immediately. Other times, I’ll just free style sing on a beat and find the melody I like.


How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?

It has opened to doors substantially and makes it much easier to connect with people


What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?

Infectious by Justin Bieber is a not very known but great song that is on my playlist. Same with Vatican/Tomorrow.


What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?

I’ve been making music since I was 17, so I was in school.


Any Advice For Young People Men or Women That Want To Succeed In The Music World?

Keep going


What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?

I would bring back some of the vibes from the early 2000’s. A lot of people complain how music today all sounds the same and doesn’t have much life or real meaning and miss the era of music of the early 2000’s.


How Do You Feel About Originality?

I feel that it’s crucial as an artist to be comfortable with embracing who you are and leaning into it in totality.


Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?

Recently, I ranked as #2 Pop Artist in Atlanta, GA on Reverbnation. I’ve been featured in Top Musician Articles in 2020 and 2021.