What better way to put yourself in a great mood at the beginning of the week than with a lighthearted love song?
We’re bringing you just that today with the premiere of Matt Gumley’s music video for his single “Subway Rider.” The 19-year-old’s debut is a bouncy pop song with Train vibes, one that will become a sing-along anthem for everyone who believes in the phenomenon of love at first sight.
Coming from a fellow New Yorker’s perspective, this is a song that fits right in. Haven’t we all fallen in love with a stranger on the subway for a few minutes? (Don’t even think about that one. I guarantee the answer is a resounding yes.)
“Subway Rider” is featured on Matt’s EP, Six Degrees of Separation, which includes three other songs. Look out for the EP coming later this year.
Watch “Subway Rider” below and let us know what you think!
About Matt Gumley
Gumley’s pop debut represents a new direction in an already well-established career. After landing a role in the Beauty and the Beast musical on Broadway when he was just 7, Gumley spent most of the next decade performing, with roles in three more Broadway shows, various regional theater productions, a couple of movies, a slew of TV appearances and even two video games.
“From the time I was 7 years old to the time I was 15, I did not stop working,” Gumley says. All the while, though, the Florida native had another goal in mind: “I really wanted to be a musician and songwriter,” he says. “I used to go down in the orchestra pit and sit by the various instruments and listen for as long as I could until my next cue, and then go back upstairs. It was the most magical thing.”
Now he’s making magic of his own with the four songs on Six Degrees of Separation. Along with the bright, effervescent pop of “Subway Rider,” Gumley shows his chops on the moody ballad “Gone,” lets his versatile, expressive voice ring out on the expansive, soul-searching “Fallout” and shows just a hint of a rootsier side with the jubilant acoustic guitar that powers “Make You Mine.”
Gumley co-wrote and recorded the songs with the songwriter and producer Austin Zudeck, and recorded them in Zudeck’s studio in New Jersey. Fittingly, the pair met in early 2015 when Gumley struck up a conversation with Zudeck while they were waiting in the ticket line for — what else? — a Broadway show. “If that’s not fate, I don’t know what is,” Gumley says.
[Source: Cyber PR]