Pop Group "Matt and Kim Present: THE MATT AND KIM TOUR Feat. Matt and Kim" Come To Perform at August Hall
Matt and Kim are an American indie pop duo hailing from Brooklyn, New York. The group consists of Matt Johnson on vocals and keyboards, and Kim Schifino on drums and vocals. They first gained attention with their infectious and upbeat single “Daylight,” which was released in 2008. Matt and Kim’s music is known for its high energy and catchy melodies, with influences ranging from punk to hip-hop. Their live shows are also renowned for their frenetic energy and audience participation. The duo has released eight studio albums, with their latest, “be kind rewind,” released in 2021.
One of Matt and Kim’s defining characteristics is their positive and uplifting lyrics, often focusing on themes of love, friendship, and perseverance. Their songs are imbued with a sense of optimism and joy that is infectious to listeners. For example, their song “Let’s Go” is a rallying cry to live life to the fullest, with lyrics like “Don’t sit back and watch the world move/It’s time to step up and be a hero.” Similarly, “Daylight” celebrates the simple pleasures of life, with lyrics like “We cut the legs off of our pants/ Threw our shoes into the ocean/ Sit back and wave through the daylight.” Matt and Kim’s music is a reminder to find joy in the everyday moments and to approach life with a positive outlook.
In addition to their music, Matt and Kim have also been involved in various philanthropic efforts. They have performed at multiple benefit concerts for organizations such as the American Red Cross and Planned Parenthood. The duo has also used their platform to raise awareness about mental health issues, with Matt speaking candidly about his struggles with depression and anxiety. In 2018, they released a music video for their song “Glad I Tried,” which features fans holding up signs with messages of hope and encouragement. Matt and Kim’s commitment to using their music for positive change makes them not only a beloved pop group, but also inspiring role models for their fans.