Matt Johner Debut Single Release -

Matt Johner Debut Single Release - "D.U.I."

Available on all streaming platforms on June 15, 2024.

by Matt Johner

June 13, 2024 in Artist News

Matt Johner's debut single D.U.I. will be available on all streaming platforms on June 15, 2024.

Matt Johner

At only 22 years old, Matt Johner is no stranger to the music scene. For the past 7 years, he has been touring western Canada as the drummer and backing vocalist for the established group, the Johner Brothers. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Matt’s musical upbringing laid the foundation for his deep-rooted connection to country music. Now, with years of knowledge and experience, Matt is embarking on his solo career as a country singer/songwriter. 

Matt's solo career began at open mic nights, where he honed his craft at centre stage. He began to build a following and local venues took notice, inviting him to play his own headlining shows (Capitol Music Club, Blackrose Whiskey Club, Flats Eatery, etc…). Drawing inspiration from the likes of Zac Brown, Keith Urban, and '90s country, Matt infuses traditional country elements with a modern twist, creating a sound that is both timeless and contemporary. 

In June 2024, Matt released his debut single, “D.U.I.”, co-written with his brother Luc Johner. While Matt has written songs for The Johner Brothers and The Johner Boys, he is proud to finally be releasing a single under his own name. With his sights set on the future and more original songs to be released, this is only the beginning for the emerging solo artist. 

Stay up to date with Matt’s full summer schedule and new releases on Instagram


D.U.I. - Debut Single

“D.U.I.” is a pop/country anthem that encapsulates the exhilarating feeling of being drunk on 

love. Performed by emerging country artist Matt Johner and co-written with his brother Luc, the song paints a picture of a whirlwind romance set against the backdrop of rural landscapes and red dirt roads.

With its catchy melody and infectious rhythm, “D.U.I.” invites listeners on a journey through the

heartland, where a spirited young woman captures the attention of an infatuated country boy. From the twinkle in her eye to her sweet talking, she becomes the focal point of his world, igniting a passion that leaves him intoxicated and craving more.

The lyrics evoke the freedom of the open road, as they embark on a spontaneous adventure. Despite the uncertainty of where the journey may lead, they’re happy together in the moment. Driven by Matt Johner's soulful vocals and backed by infectious pop/country instrumentation, “D.U.I.” is sure to resonate with country music fans everywhere, leaving them eagerly anticipating what's next from this talented newcomer.