Chasing a dream isn’t easy, but sometimes the right song can motivate you to keep going. Alongside singer Mariame, Indigenous Garden Hill First Nation Hip-Hop artist Mattmac – winner of this year’s CBC Searchlight – inspires others to follow their dreams in his new single, “Find My Love”.
The songs opens with a catchy chorus and sweet vocals sung by Mariame. The lyrics show how you smile through the pain and strife while trying your hardest to achieve your dreams. It hooks the listener and leads them into the song’s first verse that is rapped by Mattmac.
“Everybody if you hear me time to wake up
Get your grind, get your coin, get your Cake up
Yeah just ride with the boy I’m on the way up
I’m feeling young, feeling free and Feeling dangerous
This for the haters
To all the brave ones
We just doing our thing can you Blame us
We on fire let’s Show em what the flame does
It’s a vibe yeah we on that New wave son
It’s a celebration”
Throughout the song, Mattmac’s verses are a rallying cry buoyed by youthful exuberance and a strong drive. Moreover, Mariame’s vocals provide a soothing yet strong-willed backdrop to the song in the chorus as well as the song’s penultimate verse.
“Find My Love” is a song that was created in connection to Mattmac’s upcoming album release THAT SAUCE Volume 1. The song is a celebratory anthem for Indigenous Peoples; as September is a huge month surrounding Orange T-Shirt Day and the National Day For Truth & Reconciliation. This song also features Mariame, who is a Cree Pop Singer from the Cree Nation of Chisasibi in Northern Quebec.
Blind music producer and recording artist Mattmac has harnessed his melodic pop-trap beats and inspiring story, quickly establishing himself as ‘one to watch’ on the national scene with more than 15 million + streams across platforms, and critical acclaim across all major media outlets such as CBC, CTV, and Virgin Radio. Recently, he became the winner of CBC’s 2023 Searchlight contest with his song “Rez (Remix)”, which will appear on his upcoming full length album.
Mattmac debuted his entry to the music scene in 2016 when N’we Jinan, a traveling music studio program, visited his community and invited him to collaborate on a project. Pulling inspiration from his personal story, they created a song and video titled “Help You See” that has received over 250,000 views on YouTube and Facebook. From there, he released his debut album 20/20 in 2020, followed by a second album Blurred Visions in 2022.
Currently, Mattmac is gearing up to release his new project THAT SAUCE Volume 1, a special collaboration album entirely produced by Mattmac and features over 16 Indigenous artists.
Mariame broke out into the Canadian music scene in 2015 with the release of her award-winning debut EP Bloom. Blending elements of R&B, pop, and EDM, Mariame delivers irresistible music as electric as her stage presence. The project peaked at #3 on the iTunes Pop Charts and reached #1 on the NCI FM National Indigenous Music Countdown.
In 2017, Mariame’s Bloom won Best Pop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards presented by SiriusXM Canada. She is currently working on her follow-up album set to come out summer of 2024.