Wise • Mind n. The balanced part of us that comprises our inner knowledge and intuition, where our emotional thinking mind (thoughts driven by distressing feelings) and rational thinking mind come together (Linehan 1993). Wise mind is that part of each person that can know and experience truth. It is where the person knows something to be true or valid.
Doing psychotherapy by day and making music by night, Matthew Snyder, a.k.a. Wisemind, is a Los Angeles-based music producer and multi-instrumentalist who strives to make his music both an escape for himself and those who listen to it. Having sung in A capella groups, choirs, and shows since 5ht grade and playing multiple instruments in jazz bands, orchestras, and choirs throughout his life, he found a knack for producing trip hop and hip hop instrumentals in college at UC Santa Cruz and naturally began laying down vocals for his own tracks when having the itch.
In Wisemind’s debut album, Late Night Musings, he blends and bends genres to achieve his unique, retro-yet-current sound in a tape-saturated musical journey. Inspired by the likes of Wax Tailor and RJD2, his concept album Blasting Off transforms Late Night Musings into a story of interstellar exploration, offering another vehicle for listeners to escape in!
In Perception, he reflects on the wisdom gained from life, love, and loss. During Mental Health Awareness Month , Wisemind released Perspective, an EP about mental health, with songs about depression, anxiety, and the need to heal. Getting more immersed in the lofi hip hop community, Wisemind started to participate and win in beat battles with Chill Select, Brunch Collect, and Insert Tapes and began forming friendships that would turn into family. During the pandemic, Wisemind has been focusing primarily on releasing singles in his new lofi circle but is currently preparing to release both an album of instrumentals and an album with vocals and new collaborations.