Matthew Brue didn’t realize he wanted to be a musician.
Sure, he played piano and sang in choirs as a kid.
But it took a harrowing experience to shed light on his fateful vocation.
“It was going into rehab and utilizing songwriting as a way to get how I was feeling out that culminated into everyone being like ‘You’re really good at what you’re doing, you should look into that,” says Brue. “At the time, my focus was I don’t know if I’m going to survive the next three years. I need to get my shit together before I even consider that. But realizing and recognizing how healing it was to write songs is really what helped me go ‘As of right now, I need to do this because I want to survive. This is helping me with my addictions and I’m going to keep doing it.’”