Every year, NewSong receives countless song submissions from talented artists across North America and beyond. Only a handful are chosen each year as finalists. And while not all of these finalists take home the grand prize, all of them leave a lasting impression on the NewSong team. Supporting and fostering new and as-yet-undiscovered musicians is what NewSong is all about, which is why we aim to celebrate past finalists and winners in our new video series, #WeAreNewSong.
Crys Matthews is one of those artists who did, in fact, take home the grand prize in 2017. Watch our interview with Crys to learn more about her NewSong experience and what drives her songwriting.
Crys Matthews is the second NewSong artist featured in the series, and we have been thrilled to continue working with this talented songwriter since her grand prize win in 2017. As recently as July 2018, Crys co-wrote and recorded a new single with fellow 2017 NewSong finalist David Robert King at Echo Mountain Recording Studios. Producer and NewSong founder, Gar Ragland, was at the helm.
To call Crys “busy” might be an understatement. In August 2017, she simultaneously released both a new full-length album, The Imagineers, and an EP, Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers. These collections showcase two sides of Matthews’ dynamic songwriting; The Imagineers is a selection of thoughtful songs about love and life, while Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers tackles social justice themes.
To stay up-to-date with Crys’s news and schedule, visit her website.