All Us Heathens
Twenty-two years ago, Matt Singer's kindergarten teacher recommended that he be seen by a child psychologist for a formal evaluation.The doctor said this: Although he exhibits skills in many areas, he seems unable to deal with frustration. When presented with something unfamiliar, his typical response is 'I can't,' rather than 'I'll try.' He was referred for testing to determine whether he is unable or simply unwilling to try new things. Nowadays, Matt tries new things on stage and in recordings, telling his listeners all about his ugly demons while blending social commentary and humor. He writes personal and expressive music, bridging folk, alternative, and hip-hop, to share genuine feelings about family, romance, anxiety, higher education, and occasionally New Jersey. Matt 's been writing songs since age four, when he spawned "Beep-Beep-Bop-Bop-Bop-Beep," a whimsical yet touching piece about a boy's love for eating toothpaste. Matt still brushes regularly, but now focuses most of his musical energy on his relationships, his fantasies, and of course, George W. Bush.