There are so many different genres of music, I think I’ve lost count. And there are genres within a genre. New metal, speed metal, old country, pop country, Rock, Classic Rock…. the list goes on and on. But Matty Corvin is going to bring a new sound to your ears very soon. He might be young but he knows what he wants. I recently interviewed him to ask him about his music, our constantly judging society and where he’s going with his band, Corvin’s Breed. After reading, check him out on Instagram @mattycorvinofficial or his band @corvins_breed and on Facebook look him up under Matty Corvin and the band Corvin’s Breed.
ME: Please tell the world who you are and where you’re from:
MC: I’m Matty Corvin from Providence Rhode Island
ME: I can remember as far back as I can think that I wanted to be a writer, when did you realize you wanted to make music?
MC: Well I was always surrounded by music my whole life. As a kid I remember my parents would always play music around the house and I was instantly hooked and I would always sit with my mother and watch Vh1 classic rock with her and I would see these rock stars rocking out in these cool outfits with their hair all done up and I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
ME: Corvin’s Breed is the name of your band, what style would you say represents you all? Who makes up the band?
MC: Corvin’s Breed has a style of its own. It has a lot of theatrics and was based off of creativity from the very beginning. My uncle actually came up with the name years ago. One day we were talking about music and I was telling him that I wanted to form this band what it would be like and we had the same thing going in our heads although I believe mine was a little more on the edge. I saw his tattoo that he had on his arm and it said Corvin’s Breed and I asked him who they were and he said it was the band he had in his head for years and so he passed the name onto me.
ME: You are still pretty young, but does that ever get in the way of making things happen with your band? Pros and Cons?
MC: It definitely has its Pros and Cons for sure. Its good because the excitement and energy is there but you have those people that won’t take you seriously because of it. They tend to look at you as immature.
ME: Sometimes we hit moments in our lives when an idea, a thought, a story or song just can’t seem to be put on paper, do you ever have times when you feel like that new idea will never be written? How long does it usually take you to write the best song?
MC: I always have a tough time picking out what I want to talk about because I have so much to say. At first it was almost like I didn’t know where to begin but once you found your starting point it gets easier. I believe that the best songs are the fastest songs written.
ME: You and I have had many conversations about this but I want to bring up the topic of bullying in our society. Where do you stand on the topic? Does it influence how you write?
MC: I didn’t get bullied too much but its definitely something that grinds my gears. I never understood it. For me it never bothered me if someone were to make fun of my appearance or my hair. It has to be something beyond that so it influences me to write to a certain degree.
ME: Big things are coming soon with Corvin’s Breed, you are releasing an EP very soon! How is that coming along? when can your fans expect it’s release?
MC: This EP is supposed to finish the chapter from last year. We wanted to move along to the next chapter but realized you can’t move onto the next chapter without finishing the first and last year we didn’t finish the EP so this is the completion of the EP so I’m very excited to tell the rest of the story. We’re looking to have it everywhere. ITunes, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud, and our merch store. It will be released March 31st.
ME: What kind of music can we expect on this EP?
MC:: To break it down its basically Nu – metal with some industrial. The EP is called I’m Not Normal.
ME: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What kind of place do you want to make for yourself in the musical world?
MC: Hopefully on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine. I honestly want to have some sort of legacy like all the people who influenced me. I want to make a difference and put back the art and creativity back in music.
ME: What has been some of your more memorable moments so far while playing?
MC: My most memorable moment had to be our first show with Justin Symbol in 2015 in New Jersey. That year was awful for me. We had a past member screw us over and word was going around that we weren’t a good band for promoters to book and what not. It absolutely destroyed me to the point where I didn’t want anything to do with music. Justin reached out to me and invited us to play with him in New Jersey and I was so happy that he asked us to play that show because I was a huge fan of his and getting an opportunity like that was unreal for me at the time. He watched our set and it completely blew him away. I never felt so good in my life. It was the best feeling in the world to be performing in front of one of my favorite artists at the time. I remember after the show he came up to me and said “don’t ever give up. You’re so talented and I love you’re voice. You’re gonna go somewhere.” I was almost in tears. It was one of the best shows I played and ever since then Justin and I have been friends.
ME: Every dream comes from some sort of inspiration, they all start from something. Who inspires you? Band/musician/anything…. tell me what fuels your drive.
MC: Marilyn Manson for sure. Ever since I found out who he was I was immediately hooked. He showed me it was ok to be me and I should express that with my talents.
ME: Who would be your dream collaboration?
MC: Manson, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Ozzy, Korn.
ME: Critics, they are everywhere. Every single aspect of our lives we gotta deal with those people who live to bring us down and tell us we aren’t good enough. What would you say to someone if they told you “Hey Matty, you will never make it as an artist, you aren’t good at your craft?” What would you say to an up and coming musician who is told the same thing?
MC: I believe everyone has their own opinions. But some people are ignorant and express those feelings with you. I think I would be doing something right for them to tell me something like that because the chances are the person that would say that to me is a nobody.
ME: What kind of people have you met while out at shows, playing your music?
MC: Fans, business people, musicians. All the people you want to be surrounded by.
ME: What is some of the best advice you’ve been given from your peers?
MC: Don’t give up and chase after your dreams.
ME: Matty I want to thank you for taking time to do this interview, now I want to give you the literary floor. Please leave us all with a few words, whatever you choose. The mic is yours……
MC: I just want to say that I’m really looking forward to release this EP and I’d like to thank everyone for the support.
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