For Dylan Matthew, everything comes back to storytelling. The Southern California native began harnessing his love of music before he could speak— a love that would eventually push a then-18-year-old Dylan to publish covers and original songs online. Following his 2016 inaugural EP “Over You,” listeners would see Dylan go from strength to strength. He scored his first Platinum-certified single with the viral acoustic hit “Love Is Gone,” garnered millions of Spotify listeners and over 750k+ feverish TikTok followers, and awed crowds while performing at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and a sold-out headline show at Avalon Hollywood in LA, his proudest moment to date. Now, seven years after his debut, Dylan is embracing a new chapter of his history — one that was born amid an intense and tumultuous break-up that forced him to disconnect from the life he knew, look inward, and rebuild his future. The catalyst of that personal journey is Dylan’s new single, “Killing Me,” the first part of a chronological story that explores the break-up from beginning to end. Equal parts vulnerable and assured, the track firmly establishes Dylan as an artist with a deft touch that crafts powerful indie pop-infused music while honoring what he does best — telling his story through universal narratives tied together with introspective and infectious lyricism. That essence is embodied further on his forthcoming EP, a body of work that is primed to fully present Dylan at his best: an artist who, at his core, creates music that helps his listeners find hope.