"Reflective songwriter has his heart on his sleeve"
A self-made singer/songwriter, Matt Wertz spent years creating soulful, feel-good pop music on his own terms. But "I realized I'd been making records in a similar way in the same geographic area (of Nashville)," Wertz admits, "and I wanted to get away from that comfort zone. I personally was needing a fresh approach — to pull the clip on the grenade and blow things up and start over. I'm a fan of current pop music, and L.A. is very much about what's happening now. I wanted to see how my music fit into that space." Filled with left-field love songs about guarding yourself, opening your heart to new possibilities, and wrestling with the sacrifice and vulnerability that love requires of everyone, Matt's latest album "Gun Shy" finds Wertz urging his listeners—and, perhaps, himself—to continue taking leaps. He has new music on the way—you can sign up for these "wertz in progress" at Matt's website, or you can just come down and hear the latest thinking of this Ark favorite for yourself!