I want to write origs. What makes a song good?
Cool, good for you! :) A good song has a sense of unity. Everything you put in a song has a small role to play in the big idea; the lyrics, the arrangement, and the melody are all tools that you use to make a song "whole". It's a wonderful, fulfilling process where you create something special whether or not people find it catchy or appealing. Listen to your favourite songs and try to notice how the artist used all those elements to make that song that you love so much. :) Enjoy and good luck!
kailan po release ng bagong album niyo? :)
Hullo! July 18, at Route 196! We'll announce the details soon. :D
Your passion inspires me! How do you maintain the flame?
Aw, thanks a lot. I'm really flattered. :) That's a hard question though... But I've always believed you can't be passionate without a goal and knowing yourself. You need a clear vision, and then map out what it'll take to get to your goal. What are your strengths and weaknesses? Learn to ask for help, there's always something you haven't learned. Most of all, when life gets tough, don't forget about yourself–you have to take care of yourself. :) Hope that helps!
Boxers or briefs?
Depends on the situation. :3
My favorite line is "but the only constant thing among these questions is you" :( <3 beautiful!!!!! :(( This song is special to me now
Aww, I'm really happy it's special to you. It's very special to me, too. :) Thank you again!
In My Head is beautiful. <3 Your lyrics are like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. In a good way!
Hey, that's a really big compliment. :) Thank you so much. I am a big fan of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift's music. They're brilliant songwriters. :)
why "back to you" by Mayer?
It's a classic John Mayer song, but also a really well written one. The guitar hook, the inherently interesting chord progression, and, most of all, the lyrics. Here, read 'em and weep!
"Back to you, it always comes around
Back to you, I tried to forget you
I tried to stay away, but it's too late
Over you, I'm never over
Over you, somethin' about you
It's just the way you move
The way you move me
Yeah, I'm so good at forgetting
And I quit every game I play
But forgive me, love
I can't turn and walk away, this way
Back to you, it always comes around
Back to you, I walk with your shadow
I'm sleeping in my bed with your silhouette
Yeah, should have smiled in that picture
If it's the last that I'll see of you
It's the least that you could not do
Leave the light on
I'll never give up on you
Leave the light on
For me too, for me too, for me too, yeah
Back to me, I know that it comes
Back to me, doesn't it scare you
Your will is not as strong, as it used to be"
favorite euro artists?
Coldplay, Damien Rice, James Bay, James Morrison, Adele, Sam Smith, U2, and Snow Patrol are some. There's this certain authenticity that I love about euro music.
one song you wish you wrote?
Back to You by John Mayer
Hi Kuya Mateo! Thank you for being our speaker sa Paulink. I checked your sc agad after the talk. Nice voice idol na po kita yey.
Thank you so much! I had a blast with all of you that day.
Pros and cons of going to ateneo law school? On the verge of confirming my slot but still want insider's perspective. Thanks!
Message me on Facebook or Twitter and we can talk about law school all you want. :)
Hoy I miss you hehehe
Hooooy! I miss you too, Gabby. :3 Are you still in Singapore or something? Someone's been going places lately! :)
lol miss you Mateytey
Miss you tooo, KaraChung! >:)< We be hangin' out real soon.
On a scale of one to lasagna, how wavy is your hair?
HAHA Hi, Kara! It's ultimate lasagna now because I haven't cut my hair since January. :))
he told me he loved me but he he is gone na. was I foolish?
No, but sounds he like didn't deserve you anyway. I'm sorry you're hurting! Keep your chin up, you'll make it. :) You are as strong as you are loving.
Single & ready 2 mingle? :*
Yes, but no! Haha Peaaace
How do you write lyrics? Big fan of your style!
Thank you! :) I try my best to write down things the way they feel to me at that moment. I deliver the line either through imagery, contrasts or just straight up raw/as is–depending on what I'm trying to say. To make the lyrics consistent, I write around a theme or an idea. :) Hope that helps!
How do you know when your new song is ready for a show?
When you're well rehearsed and pleased with what you have so far, go ahead and play it in a gig. You'll get helpful feedback from the audience. :)
Whenever I'm down I listened to your song because I feel the connection of your songs to myself. Don't ever stop writing, please.
Thank you so much! Really means a lot to me. Stay tuned for EP2 this summer. :)
When would you know if you have to give up on a person and let her go?
Giving up =/= letting go. You can love someone and let them go–be happy that they are happy. Giving up on a person, on the other hand, is different. If you love her, you can let her go.
What is the most "hugot" line ever?
What is LOVE?
I'll let you know when I've figured it out! haha
Career or relationship?
I'd change "or" to "and". ;)
Would you write songs for other musicians?
Yeah, that'd be fun!
Had a fun time getting to know you a bit? Ahahaha XD thank you for answering my questions kahit obvious na galing lang sa isang tao lahat :) Good Night, Mateo :) may God Bless you always and you're family :3
Cheers, kaibigan! :D