Auckland artist Matthew Young has had a stellar 2017, releasing his buzzworthy singles ‘Hey’ and ‘Collect’ to great acclaim, and getting some serious airplay on Aussie radio station Triple J.
Both tunes have raked up a collective 2 million Spotify streams, and Young has just created a playlist on Spotify to give back to his listeners; sharing his influences and current faves.
The playlist includes tunes from classic icons like Prince, Bob Dylan, Bowie and Joni Mitchell; hip hop stars like Young Thug, Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, and Ty Dollar $ign; and fellow Kiwis Leisure and Lorde.
He also gives a nod to popstar Julia Michaels, and alt-pop sensation Perfume Genius.
Matthew Young recently played his first ever shows; opening for Lorde in Auckland, and playing a Laneway sponsored ARIA showcase in Sydney. Here’s hoping he brings some new shows to us in the new year.
Listen to the playlist here: