There is a void in rock music. The music that is original is oftentimes too expirimental to be thoroughly enjoyed. Pop and rock are often so shallow in musicality and subject matter that the listener is bored.
I only write music that I would like to hear on a disc, or on the radio, or on a soundtrack. The music must be thought out, have melodies, have emotion, and be important. It must mean something; be set apart from beats with rambling overtop.
In Matthew Allen songs, you will find influences from metal, pop, emo, rock, and even Spanish-sounding guitar. The lyrics are often poems from even years ago that fit the music. They are meaningful, sometimes cryptic, and often about friends.
I strive to be original. I continue to work towards it.