Meet Matéo, 16 years old from Montreal.
At first, I only had a normal playlist with my favorite songs and I liked to sort them in order. Subsequently, some friends who liked my musical tastes started to follow it. So I always used this playlist as a way to listen to my favorite songs of the moment.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
The RODEO album by Travis Scott, I can not say that it helps me to express who I am, but it is clearly my favorite album for life and the album I listen to several times a week. Too many songs that I listen to every day in this album. My favorite song on it is 90210 and besides, the soundtrack of my life!
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
When I listen to a song for the first time, the music, the beat and the flow that the singer brings to the song are the first things that matter to me. But during the third, fourth listenings I pay attention to the lyrics and what the artist wants to express. Both are very important but music is always the first thing I'm interested in.
Favorite artist? Top 5?
The fifth is definitely Juice Wrld, a year ago, I would have told you first by far but his last release disappointed me a lot, the old Juice Wrld of Souncloud was clearly my favorite and I hope his next album will bring back the old Juice. I would tie him with ASAP Rocky, for his style of music and the flow he uses and especially the human himself, his fashion skills, and the way he expresses himself, puts him tie with Juice. For the fourth, Playboi Carti is clearly the artist who has grown the most on me this year. I can't count the number of times I've listened to his both albums without any skips. Without counting his snippets with his new style for his upcoming album, WHOLE LOTTA RED*! Third place goes to Young Thug, an artist who is not made for everyone but his music puts me in a mood that no other artist can do. One of the goat of our generation. Second place is XXXTentacion. He has influenced so many new artists, I love all his songs and his vision of music. RIP X, a legend of our generation.The first place is by far Travis Scott. My favorite artist who has too many incredible songs. I could even say that 4 of his albums are in my top10 favorite albums. All the verses he has are incredible, I love his style, the diversity of his music and the features he can bring to a song. My favorite song for life is his, so for my favorite album, it's my favorite artist and I'm sure it will be for a very long time.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive) and why?
It's between XXXTentacion and Travis Scott. Travis is my idol, a simple moment with him is one of my biggest dreams but the XXXTentacion person seemed to be someone you could never get bored of. An incredible human with a thought of different and unique things. But as part of an interview, I would choose Travis Scott, all his questions about him, his youth, his opinions on different topics, his favorite songs of himself, several reasons why a simple moment with him would be unbelievable.
METROMETRO, a new Montreal Festival where I got the chance to see Juice WRLD, Future, ASAP Ferg, Rich the Kid and a lot of others rappers. That was fire!