Matthew Grant was born in Kansas City, Kansas. Born and raised in the inner city, Matthew saw many struggles and hardships throughout his childhood and into his formative years. In the midst of this chaos, Matthew found his true passion and escape in music. Matthew’s style could be categorized as Pop Soul with strong undertones of Jazz and a touch of Gospel. His musical influences are legends such as James Brown, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone and Donnie Hathaway. His modern-day influences are Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy, D’Angelo, John Mayer and he is also heavily inspired by the 90’s R&B genre. Matthew’s aspiration and life goal with his music is to connect with people in a way that helps them to authentically feel the way they see the world.