Author: Scarlett Pham
The title of Matt Turna's album "Being Kind Is a Weakness" intrigues the audience. Matt shared that the name of the album expresses the feeling he has felt about life for the past five years. The constant struggle to find the balance between kindness and protecting his own peace has been very difficult for Matt. The last track on the album is the best depiction of the struggles he has faced. Song number 7 titled "These People" is about Matt having to change who he is to fit in and doing too much for the people who don't deserve it, for very one-sided relationships.
This project first showcases Matt's versatility as a singer, a rapper, and a songwriter. In order to be able to convey his feelings and messages, Matt went into many different genres. The variety and complicated emotions of the album are shown through the songs. Song number 8 "You Changed" is a very aggressive and fast song because when writing this song, Matt revealed he was very angry and hurt at the same time by the person mentioned in the song. On the other hand, "I Think I'm in Love" is another classic ballad.
Matt is an artist who is both practical and sentimental. He tells his story through music and over the past five years, Matt has been through and struggled many times. The emotions, love life, and the rejections and heartache that came with it. His confidence, his insecurities, and his overall appearance are all materials and inspiration for Matt to carry out this project.
In the near future, Matt will start lives show and the release of his second album. Currently Matt has completed 6 songs for the next album but he also wants to take time to get the album released with the same high quality as the first album.
The process of making "Being Kind Is a Weakness" has helped Matt change and grow a lot. For Matt, it's important for him to acknowledge the fact that he doesn't necessarily agree with the phrase "Kindness is a weakness" anymore, or at least not as much as he used to back then. He wants to remind everyone that be sure to be kind to each other. You should spread positivity and kindness, but we should also set boundaries to protect our own peace.
Matt wants to make sure his music genuine, raw, and emotional because that's what he values in the music he enjoys. He wants to show people that it's okay to be vulnerable and to be open about your feelings because they can helps make things better. Matt shared that when he was writing some of the darker songs like "Demons Inside" and "Maze," he was at his worst.
"Being Kind Is a Weakness" is available now, check it out here: