Matt White Goes Ryko
From a musical family, White composed all the material on his second album due out on Ryko this Fall, which will feature production from David Baron (Lenny Kravitz) and Henry Hirsh (Lenny Kravitz), as well as engineering from Jack Joseph Puig (Weezer, Goo Goo Dolls, Sparklehorse, Shelby Lynne).
"Ryko warmly welcomes Matt White to our artist roster. We're known as a quirky, left-of-center label that is passionate about great songwriting and signature vocal performances. Matt embodies these qualities in his own unique way. His soaring melodies and bungie-jumping falsetto vocals belie his unwavering commitment to classic songwriting and straightforward lyrics. He juxtaposes beefy rhythms with savvy pop in a way that's serious and fun. We look forward to releasing Matt's debut Ryko album in the months ahead". -- Ruby Marchand, Head of A&R.
White made his mark in 2007 with his debut album Best Days (Geffen), which reached #4 on Billboard's New Artist chart and earned him high praises from press.
White has toured extensively and has performed with Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, B.B. King, One Republic, Third Eye Blind and Counting Crows. White's songs have garnered national attention, he played an integral role in The Gap's "Vote For" Initiative campaign, which encouraged Americans to express their ideals and become proactive during the 2008 election. His custom track "Songs of Freedom," became the theme song for the campaign and aired on a special electoral episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." His music has also made a splash nationally in movies, TV shows, and commercials such as, "What Happens In Vegas," "Shrek The Third," "McDonald's," "The Hills," "Brothers and Sisters," and "One Tree Hill." More recently, Matt White's demos from the upcoming Ryko release were picked as Facebook's first artist feature for the introduction of their music player application publishing into fans' homepages.