Listen to Break Me Down by MATTMAC
Mattmac is a blind recording artist & music producer from Garden Hill First Nation, MB. His latest release is Breaking Me Down. The song includes contemporary artist River Waterhen.
Mattmac first began to make beats and write songs when he was 13 years old.
He is a recent high school graduate.
Through this experience, he connected with International artist Nelly Furtado.
Mattmac’s recently released his debut album 20/20. He gives his listeners a glimpse into the mind of a blind creative hoping to paint vivid sonic pictures of struggle, healing, celebrating love, family and life on the rez. Other music includes 20/20, Think Too Much, Focus, Paradise, Just Wanna Feel Alive, Break Me Down, I’m Sorry and Embrace.
The song “Break Me Down” speaks about his personal struggles living in a small isolated community and how it’s easy to lose motivation. However, the pursuit of one’s dream and the early support of his Mother has been a driving factor for Mattmac and it has pushed him to have bigger aspirations.
For “Break Me Down,” the video focuses on River Waterhen as a young, Indigenous man whose life growing up on the reserve was never easy. Ultimately, he graduates high school, furthers his education, and moves to a big city — which turns out to be an adjustment all its own.