Barnegat Light, New Jersey native Matt McAndrew has been writing songs in bands since he was a child. He decided whilst at high school that he was going to focus on a music career and graduated from University of the Arts in 2013. McAndrew released his debut solo album View of The Pines on March 1, 2014.
This was written in Toronto during October 2014 by Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, Shimon Moore of the rock band Sick Puppies, and Nettwerk One Publishing writer Mike Fiorentino. It was decided it would be a good song for McAndrew to perform during The Voice finale. The song debuted at #14 in the Hot 100, the highest chart position achieved by one of the show's contestants to date.
The song was produced in New York several days before the finale by Sterling Fox (Lana Del Rey's "Video Games," Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine's "Stereo Hearts").
"What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes has endured as one of the most popular songs of the '90s, but it wasn't a huge hit at the time and the band split after one album. Frontwoman Linda Perry went on to write hits for Pink and Christina Aguilera.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."