I’ve definitely spent hours on YouTube watching covers of my favourite songs, but when I came across this one from Matt Toka, I think I broke the replay button.
Matt posted this acoustic cover of Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” and wrote on YouTube, “..it reminded me of when I was stuck in my hometown, being weighed down by family bullsh*t, and numbing myself to deal with it all. My fans really helped me get through some tough times and without their support I wouldn’t be able to live out my dream.”
What I like about this guy is it’s pretty clear he’s expressing his music the way HE wants. He’s not trying to fit into a specific genre or sticking to the punk image. We see big things coming from this him! He’s playing Warped Tour and Bamboozle, is a client of manager Scooter Braun and is signed to Warner Bros Records. His EP comes out a week from today, let me hear you SAY10!
Listen to it here: