Matt Doran is an artist of many talents.
Listening to his music, you’d be surprised to learn that he’s only 21, as he has the creative talent and sound of a seasoned pro in the music business. Pushing the boundaries of musical genres while continuing to evolve, Doran’s sound is an amalgamation of the best of the alternative rock and pop worlds, with a deep, passionate voice, articulate and relatable songwriting abilities, and a talent for production that puts one in mind of Panic! At The Disco, The 1975, Charlie Puth, and Marianas Trench.
After taking part in a singing competition at the age of 8, Matt knew instantly that music was the career for him, and his determination was set. More competitions followed, and he was notably a semi-finalist in the 2017 International Songwriting Competitions’s Teen category for his song On The Run and in 2020 with The Other Side.
While in his high school years, he was introduced to the world of alternative music through the group Twenty One Pilots. Their seamless combination of hip hop, pop, and rock resonated with the young Doran and he began his shift towards the genre, finding potential for boundless creativity with every new influence and seeing a place for a sound that was uniquely his. He formed a band with friends and they immediately began playing school and community events, attracting cheers and new fans wherever they went.
While his talent on the stage was obvious, Matt would prove to additionally come into his own off the stage. As his substantial songwriting skills developed, he was briefly taken under the wing of famed record producer Murray Daigle, where he learned the ropes of recording, mixing, and producing his own music. From there a whole new world opened up for Matt and he began to spend all of what free time he had in his home studio.
After releasing his first studio album in 2019, “Can You Hear Me” that he co-produced, he got right back at it and crafted a series of songs that was released in April 2023 as part of his sophomore album “BLOOM”. A couple of singles from the album have already been dropped this year and show Doran’s continued growth as a songwriter and producer.
With a lifetime of opportunity ahead of him, Doran’s already professional-grade abilities in singing, songwriting, and producing show that he’s spending no time hesitating on achieving his goals. As anyone knows, if you have the drive, creativity, and talent, fame will not be far behind.
And fortunately for Matt Doran, he has all three in spades.