Years ago, SPCS Records had the privilege of coaching a young Matthew Brue on mixing and mastering techniques. Since then, Matthew has gone on to blossom as an artist and currently fronts the band Homestead out of Austin, TX. A multi-instrumentalist that is clearly dedicated to developing his abilities, we recently had a chance to dialog with him about his journey with music thus far.
MB: I can say in honesty the thing that keeps me interested in music is the fact that I realize I don't deserve to do it. I get to wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee, sit and be still for 30-45 minutes, and then start my day writing. People would kill for a day like that without the stress of normal day things. I didn't ask to be able to write music, play instruments etc.; it was something I was gifted with and I am incredibly grateful and humble in realizing that. It pushes me to be a good steward of what I have received.
MB: You are probably expecting me to say our favorite show was one in front of 1,500 people or something like that, but that's not the case. It was actually in front of 15 people! (laughs) I remember how mad I was now when we were told 400+ people were expected. We got up on stage and played the show like we normally do. Before one of our songs, Lost at Sea, I began to start sharing my story of drug addiction and began to weep. I could not believe how far God had brought me and was even allowing me to play in front of 15 people. I look over at Hunter and he is crying. I look over at Chris and he is crying. I look over at Trey and he is tearing up. It was this influential moment in our career where we realized just how much we didn't deserve to do what we do. I will never forget what an incredible show that was.