By Deanna Costa
Musicians Aaron Halford and Matty Michna describe their journeys to Boston and ponder their futures beyond The Hub.
In this episode, host Deanna Costa welcomes local student musicians Aaron Halford and Matty Michna. They describe their journeys to Boston and ponder their futures beyond The Hub. Recording entirely in dorms across Boston, Halford is an up-and-coming soul/R&B musician who is fashioning an updated sound. The San Francisco native is influenced by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Anderson Paak, and the Beach Boys. Halford’s debut release, Before It Starts, features the artist on four instruments: vocals, guitar, keyboard, and bass. With the help of Michna, his longtime collaborator and friend, Halford writes lyrics that explore love, city life, his recent past, and passions. Halford hopes to find ways to be illuminating about modern relationships through music that respects that past — and that will withstand the test of time. The pair talks about making music and other topics in their interview with Deanna. And they top off the half-hour with a few of their favorite hits.
Deanna Costa is a recent graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication, where she earned a B.S. in Journalism with a focus on Magazine Design. During her time at BU, she covered local concerts for on-campus publications in multiple formats. Outside of writing, she routinely interviewed artists and reviewed albums live on her weekly radio show, DJ-ed on campus events, and held the Studio Productions Director position in 2017. Currently, she is a full-time administrative assistant, a freelance music journalist, and host of the Arts Fuse Podcast: The Short Fuse.