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Full Sail Student & Songwriter Matthew Kenneth Gray Co-Writes and Releases Song with Recording Artist and Performer Wanz thanks to Grammy U.

Matthew Kenneth Gray, a Full Sail University Digital Cinematography Student, and Aspiring Lyricist applied to be mentored through their program in Grammy U last semester.  He was paired with none other than Wanz (Michael Wansley), who you probably know from his work on the highly acclaimed “Thrift Shop” by Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis.

Matt and Wanz met weekly via Zoom and discussed the Music Business and Songwriting but what they connected with at first was the history Wanz has with Seattle’s Grunge Music Scene. Immediately there was a bond because Matt had related to him as he, back in the early nineties, was an Intern for the Epic Records Media Relations team who championed the Publicity campaigns for such artists as Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, and more. After the initial conversations of those days, they went to work on a new song called “The Best Is Not Behind Me,” a song Matt describes as Universal, Inspirational with an Urban yet Christian feel.”

Wanz added a strong beat and hard rock guitar feel and the inspirational-focused lyrics just meshed together well with Wanz’s vocals which reach high to the sky to a place beyond our world.  You can check it out via these links below.