Daily Discovery: Matthew Mayfield, “Heartbeat”

Matthew Mayfield

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ARTIST:  Matthew Mayfield

SONG: Heartbeat

BIRTHDATE: April 9th, 1983

HOMETOWN: Birmingham, AL


AMBITIONS:  Be a career artist / Leave only one golf tee in the triangle game at Cracker Barrel

TURN-OFFS:  Insincere apologies, oversimplifying complex issues, general sense of entitlement.

TURN-ONS:  Warm spirits, ability to induce uncontrollable laughter, business casual attire.

DREAM GIG:  Replacing Faith No More as the opener for the Metallica / Guns N’ Roses tour in 1991.  (Time travel required).

FAVORITE LYRIC:  ‘I am lost, I’m no guide…but I’m by your side.  I am right by your side’  – ‘Leash’ (Pearl Jam)

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW:  Can’t kiss and tell.

SONG I WISH I WROTE:  ‘Nobody’s Crying’ – Patty Griffin

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH:  Axl Rose, Rachel McAdams (x3), someone that I’ll spend the rest of my days with.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE:  Slash’s Snakepit in 1995.  I was 12.  Got to meet him. Stole his cigarette butt out of the ashtray and still have it.

I WROTE THIS SONG:  ‘Heartbeat’ was one of the easy ones.  It gave itself to me in one sitting.  Everything I was feeling got channeled into that song…even the wishful thinking.



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