“The reason I deeply advocate for mental health, specifically anxiety & depression is because I suffer from these issues.” Mat excels at not being afraid to speak his mind and wear his heart on his sleeve. As seen in his previous projects, 2015’s Alignment & 2016’s Libero an Italian word for Free (not coincidental), Mat expresses the beginning of it all . In 2018’s long awaited release “Art Of Allowing,” Mat puts it all together and serves the meal as a whole.
The meaning behind the album is to prepare oneself before the process known as “Law Of Attraction”. Laws of attraction is where the mind is trained to focus on the positive things in life in hopes of seeking what it is one desires. “You always have to practice before you become great at something. Michael Jordan didn’t just become Michael Jordan over night, he had to put in his 10,000 hours of work before he can claim to be the greatest basketball player of all time...that’s what’s AOA is about for me. I’ve been a negative thinker for most of my life due to the conditions I was brought up in. Now that I am older and have a bit of knowledge from the outside world, I realize that thinking negative will get you nowhere but trapped in a box. I had to make a change for myself & others listening who find themselves facing what I’m facing”. The way I see this project resonating is rather simple. I want people to be unafraid and unfazed to self express; weather, you are happy, sad or angry. I wear my heart on my sleeve through song, a trait I find most artists like to keep hidden in these times of popular billboard/single chasing. I am an advocate for anxiety & depression, I want to be the driving force in expressing ones whole self. Unfiltered, Raw & Honest.