Montgomery, TX, March 15th 2023
Texas based Rocker, Matt "Renner" will be releasing two new songs in March, one titled "Shed My Skin" and the other "Colorblind".
Recorded between LFT Studios in Nashville and Red Tree Studios in Magnolia TX, Renner will release the songs to all major streaming services, starting with Shed My Skin on March 16 and Colorblind on March 23rd.
"Shed My Skin" is an introspective song about change and having the guts to do find out who you really are. "Time to shed my skin / don't recognize myself / who am I within / where do I begin / breaking down these walls / so I can let you in / and try to love again / time to shed my skin."
In a modern throwback to rock of the past, Guitarist Chris Condon (Top Nashville session player / Billy Ray Cirrus) delivers Soaring Guitars and a head turning solo, drummer
Miles McPherson (Kelly Clarkson, Paramore, Tonic) checks in with blistering drums and notable session bassist Jacob Lowery (Michael McDonald, Amy Grant and many others) contributes strong, steady low notes. Renner delivers gritty, cutting vocals that uplift despite the heavy topic. "Shed My Skin" is Renner's first studio single and serves as his first real introduction to the music industry.
The other song, "Colorblind" dives into a darker, deeply personal side of Renner, one that explores what happens when someone loses their faith and who they are and realizes how it's affecting their relationships, to the point where they are on the verge of losing it all. Condon again, delivers a tour deforce on the guitars while Drummer Wes Little (Jo Dee Messina, Billy Dean and many others) and Bassist Steve Mackie, hold down a steady and undeniably familiar, driving beat, reminiscent of early The Color and the Shape vibes. Renner, very much playing the part of a young Dave Grohl delivers perhaps his strongest lyrical and vocal performance. "Did I lose my faith / did my saving grace / run out of it / oh i forget / did I always know / your true colors showed / oh nevermind / I'm colorblind /.
Renner ends Colorblind with an intense release, driving home the energetic and emotional record.
Both songs were written by Renner and produced and Mixed at Red Tree Studios in Magnolia TX by Jeffery Armstreet (Hayden Coffman, Jon Finney, and many others), an incredible producer and mixing engineer who is starting to emerge as a bonafied hitmaker.
"I'm incredibly proud of these songs, they show the next step in my musical journey. I grew up listening to everything from Hard Rock to Country, Hip Hop to Pop, I think all of these musical influences show in my music and writing style. I hope these songs connect with people. I think it's time good Rock music makes a comeback. Hopefully I can contribute in some small way to the movement," said Renner.
You find Renner on all Streaming Services. 5% of all music sale go towards supporting the Renner Family Foundational efforts including the Wounded Warrior Fund.
Renner is a multi-talented musician born and raised in Stillwater, Minnesota. As a 3rd generation musician, he was exposed to music from a young age, with his grandfather Bill Renner, playing drums for legendary acts such as Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra. His father, Stevie Renner (Stevie Renner and the Renegades), is also a prominent blues guitarist in the Twin Cities music scene, and Renner grew up surrounded by the sounds of the blues, rock, hip hop and country.
Renner's passion for music was evident from an early age, and he quickly developed his own style and sound. He started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager, and soon began performing at local venues and events with his band Chillakoot. Renner quickly gained a reputation as an exciting live performer, with a unique blend of rock, country, and hip hop.
After high school, Renner pursued a business career while continuing to write music as a hobby. But after the events of Covid and a successful business career, he made the move to Texas to further pursue his musical career. Since then, he has continued to perform and write music, working with artists across the country, pop, rock, and hip hop genres. Renner is a prolific songwriter, and has several songs currently in development with signed performing artists.
Renner's unique sound comes from his ability to blend multiple genres seamlessly. His music is a reflection of his diverse musical influences, and his songs are a testament to his talent as a songwriter and performer. Renner's ability to bring together different sounds and styles has made him a favorite among music lovers of all genres, and he is quickly gaining a following.
In 2023, Renner will be releasing his first full length Studio Album, titled "Happy".
Renner lives in Montgomery TX with his Wife and 4 children.