Matt Litzinger is a New Hampshire-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His musical style centers around a personal blend of storytelling that brings forth a relatable sound full of warmth and character. Litzinger’s influences include the American folk tradition, pop/rock and the sacred music of the church.
Matt has been playing music in one way or another since he was eight years old. He can remember the early days of sitting at the piano with his mom or singing along while his dad played folk tunes on the banjo. In his high school years, he started writing music, playing live and sharing his music with the world (or at least the internet). While he was in college, Matt self-released his first two projects: a full-length album called Distracted (2009) and an EP called California (2011).
In November 2016, Matt released Up In The Woods, his first studio project in over five years. It’s a collection of contemplative ballads that captures a very formative time in the songwriter’s life and in many ways it symbolizes a fresh start. “Writing has always been a creative outlet for me and a primary part of my life’s development,” Litzinger explains. “However, there was a point when I started to focus more on musical success than being honest in my approach. For a while, I was writing music that didn’t reflect what I was experiencing and it took a long time to get back to writing songs that felt truthful.” The project explores themes of love and hope, while finding its resolution in learning to let go of the past and find joy in things yet to come.
Matt’s newest EP, All These Years, is set to release on August 17, 2018. It’s a collection of snapshots capturing the different ways love knits our stories together. The project starts with the early spark of two hearts being drawn to each other and ends with a tribute to a life-long commitment. Some of these songs are based on real life and some are imagined, but they all share the common thread of celebrating love in its many forms. The lead single “Red Paper Heart” was released on July 20, 2018 and can be found on BandCamp and NoiseTrade.