In the heart of Los Angeles, amidst the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry, musician Matheus Granjeiro, known by his stage name MASH, is preparing to release his single, "A Step Back." This talented artist, originally from Brasilia, Brazil, is set to share a song that reflects his journey and the challenges he has faced while pursuing his musical dreams in a foreign land.
"A Step Back" is more than just a single; it's a glimpse into MASH's soul. This upcoming release, born from a day when the weight of adult responsibilities bore heavily on his shoulders, tells a story of resilience and determination. It's a melody that promises to resonate with anyone who has faced adversity while chasing their passions.
MASH's relocation to Los Angeles in 2017 was a pivotal moment in his musical journey. Leaving his homeland behind, he ventured to the City of Angels to study at the prestigious Musicians Institute and to take his career to the next level. The transition wasn't easy, as he recalls, "It's very far from where I'm from (Brazil). I miss my family and my home every day. They support me so much; I can't thank them enough. So, I work hard every day to make all of it worth it."
In Los Angeles, MASH has graced stages known for launching the careers of musical legends. One venue holds a special place in his heart – the iconic Whisky a Go Go. For MASH, performing there was an emotional experience, as he reflects, "Whisky a Go Go is where my favorite band, The Eagles, performed when they were coming up. Going on that stage was very emotional to me. I still have many dreams to accomplish and places I want to play at."
This passionate dedication to his craft is evident in MASH's performances. He has embraced the challenges and opportunities that come with pursuing music in a city where dreams are both made and shattered. His journey is a testament to his unwavering commitment to his art.
MASH's musical journey is a tapestry woven from a diverse range of influences. He credits his father for introducing him to the classics, including The Eagles, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Phil Collins, and more. These legendary artists have left a lasting and strong mark on his music, shaping his unique sound.
His eclectic taste in music is evident in his genre-blurring compositions. MASH draws inspiration from rock, pop, country, and metal, harnessing the distinct qualities of each to craft his signature style. Speaking about his influences, he says, "Rock, pop, country, and metal are different in their own unique ways. I feel like I've learned a great deal from each, and it shaped the way I write music today. Every element of each of these genres is very important in my songwriting."
As MASH prepares to release "A Step Back," his dedication to his craft and his relentless pursuit of musical excellence are apparent. He is not content with a single release; next year, he plans to unveil a full album, taking listeners on a deeper journey into his musical world.
In a city that has witnessed the rise of countless stars, MASH's story stands out as a testament to the power of perseverance and artistic vision.