If I had one word…it would be captivating. It’s not just talent or skill…there’s something more profound there.
John Sebastian, CBS Radio
Grammy-nominated artist Matthew Santos has established himself as one of the rare and striking voices quickly emerging from the Windy City’s music scene. With a growing fan base hailing him for his ethereal voice, Santos has secured his place in current music with his distinguished style and elusive musical gift. Though best known for his vocal work on this hit song “Superstar” by rapper Lupe Fiasco, Santos is poised to make an even bigger name for himself with his own passionate and heartfelt music.
Currently independent, Matthew Santos is working on his 7th official release Into the Further in collaboration with Candy Rat Records, and with a new trio based in Chicago, and continues to tour the world over with his “One-Man-Band” show harnessing a multitude of effects pedals coupled with his unique style of beat-boxing and looping—achieving a massive sound to accompany his renowned voice and heart-felt, soulfully crafted songs. The Chicago Sun-Times recognized Santos as an artist who is “organic and soulful and moody, full of interesting musical ideas and dripping with serious vocal talent.”
Check out some incredible dynamics in “Second Chances” right here: