Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Wrongchilde's Mat Devine
Fri, 30 May 2014 17:27:17
Mat Devine of Kill Hannah is working on a new project called Wrongchilde. He has teamed up with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance for the song "Falling In Love With You."
We had to get the scoop on Devine's latest and greatest efforts; on the status of Kill Hannah; and why he uses just one "T" in his name.
Go forth and find out the answers to these burning questions and more!
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CT to Chicago, NYC now LA Singer/songwriter creme brûlée cracker. LIKE: good wine w McDonalds, theSmiths, capelets HATE: dogshit and clowns
If you were not doing music, you would be...
I like to imagine myself in a high-end crime syndicate, pulling off burglaries that just mystify Scotland Yard, but chances are I'd be shucking oysters in the Florida Keys.
Why only one "T" in Mat?
I think one "T" just looks cleaner. I'm a fan of graphic design and branding, and I just thought the second T threw the whole balance off.
Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?
I put out a book (Weird War One), I write opinion editorials for a few sites, and an advice column called 'The Raccoon Society'; I act, and I just learned how to lop the tops of champagne bottles off with a saber.
Share a writing or recording story about this new song "Falling In Love With You." Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we? Perhaps about working with Gerard Way?
I'll never forget the first time we heard both voices mixed together. There was a harmonic textural thing that occurred, where the blend just clicked and it was the first time in my career where I felt without a doubt, that I was one of the first people in a room hearing something that ONE DAY would be coming out of a lot of car stereos.
Finish this sentence: Wrongchilde is the artist that...
...Nearly bankrupted an empire. No.. I don't know...umm... "...got to live out every 19-yr-old art school fantasy he ever had."
What's the status of Kill Hannah?
We are in suspension right now. We have a new album written. It's crazy-- the biggest sounding, most evolved KH songs I've ever written. But we have all agreed we will never release it unless the team behind us is right.
Meanwhile, we are all still super tight; we all got together in L.A. earlier this month for my birthday, and we are all going to a houseboat on some obscure ancient river, in some desert in Arizona in a couple weeks for Greg's b-day. I hate boats and it's a six-hour drive to the nearest hospital. Can't imagine that will end well.
Wrongchild's Gold Blooded is due out August 19.
Check out his pledge campaign at pledgemusic.com.
Listen to "Falling in Love With You," featuring G. Way, which is posted below.
Did you dig the song? Will you donate?