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Updated: Apr 6, 2020

We were super excited to see the poptastic Parker Matthews in MASSBRANDED for the video release of his single 'Running From Me'...we sat down with with him in L.A. to ask him about his life, the universe and a few things in between.

Three words that describe your current state of mind?

Passionate, determined, and driven.

What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

Perfect happiness is outshining all the darkness in every way, every day.

What’s your biggest fear?

Having regrets that I cannot change.

What’s your greatest weakness?

Caring is a beautiful thing, but sometimes I care too much.

What’s your worst habit?

Always being on my phone.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Locking myself in the studio to write in an all night session.

What words or phrase do you most overuse?

"I’m into it’ for things I like and " I just can’t with that’ for things I don’t.

What qualities do you most admire in your friends?

I find loyalty to be something I really admire about my friends and my team. They’re like family to me.

What qualities do you most hate in others?

I most dislike people that lie and don’t know what they want.

Name a real life hero of yours?

My mother...we went through so much growing up and she’s my rock.

Which living person do you most admire?

I’d have to say, Stefani (Lady Gaga). She is her unapologetic self.

Which living person do you most dislike?

I dislike anyone that doesn’t support creativity, culture, and acceptance.

What’s your idea of total misery?

A day without music.

If you hadn’t been in music, what would you be doing now?

I’d most likely be practicing psychology.

Your favourite place to live?

I love Los Angeles, but also have such a soft spot for Amsterdam.

If you could change 1 thing about yourself, what would it be?

Having terrible ADD.

Three words that describe your style?

Forward. Edgy. Classic.

The best period or moment in your life?

The moment I decided to really follow my dreams and moved to LA...I never looked back.

What do you know now you wish you knew two years ago?

To stop caring so much about what others think and to always stay true to who you are.

What’s your favourite quote?

"Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice and above all don’t ever let anyone limit your dreams.’

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