After introducing his forthcoming debut album ‘One In A Million’ by teaming up with NoahCyrus for his recent track ‘Slow’, Matoma ramps up the anticipation for the collection by dropping the new track ‘Lonely’ featuring ‘Lights Down Low’ hitmaker MAX. The duo will again team up for the launch of the track’s official video which will be unveiled soon.
Featured artist MAX recently made a huge international breakthrough with his sleeper hit ‘Lights Down Low’. Released towards the end of 2016, the track has continued to grow in popularity and has just reached a new peak position of #7 on Billboard’sPopSongs chart. It has passed 400million global streams and is certifiedPlatinum in the States.
Rich with the feel-good summer vibe and energising drops of his finest tracks to date, ‘Lonely’ reveals that Matoma’s flair for immediately infectious crossover pop hooks has reached new heights. That approach is heightened by MAX’s towering vocal gift, which exudes positivity and emotion in equal measure.
Lyrically, ‘Lonely’ offers a taster of what to expect from the ‘One A Million’ album. The songs share an atmosphere that’s inspirational and uplifting, but they’re all stories drawn from real life experiences.
“‘Lonely’ is a song about fake people that aren’t there for you and bring you down with their negative energy,” explains Matoma. “I get my energy all the time from the amazing fans I meet, but I also have low points like anyone else, from the industry politics, fake people or whatever else has negative energy. I also think when people hear this song they will relate it to their own experiences, because everyone has ups and downs. But it’s always important to take that negative and make it something positive.”
Matoma says: “There are just two words I can say about working with MAX: holy moly! This guy’s energy is insane! He’s not just an amazing artist and writer and singer but also a performer. I’m so pumped to have a song together and can’t wait to perform it with him at festivals this summer.”
MAX says: “Working with Matoma is such a dream. His energy and passion are infectious and he just knows exactly what he wants when we create together which makes it so much more exciting. It’s such a joy to be able to dive deep into the meaning of this song. The people that are there for you in trenches are the ones you want with you when you are basking in the glory and that’s what this song is all about. Avoiding those fake people who just want to jump in your life when things are good.”
Hailing from Trondheim in Norway, Matoma is a 26-year-old producer, songwriter and DJ whose biggest four tracks have a combined total of over a billion streams atSpotify alone. His debut playlist ‘Hakuna Matoma’ blurred featured a who’s who of superstar collaborators including One Direction, Coldplay, JasonDerulo, DuaLipa,JenniferLopez, SeanPaul, TheNotoriousB.I.G. and many more.
Matoma started the year by embarking upon his ‘One In A Million’ World Tour. It included a run of 12 sold-out US shows before it finished with two triumphant homecoming shows in Trondheim, Norway. His forthcoming live dates are:
MAR 23 | Marquee – New York, NY MAR 25 | ULTRA Music Festival – Miami, FL APR 06 | Snowbombing Festival – Kamloops, BC
APR 07 | Republik – Honolulu, HI
APR 12 | NOTO – Philadelphia, PA APR 14 | PRIME Festival – Raleigh, NC
APR 15 | Shephard’s Beach – Clearwater, FL
APR 20 | Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
APR 21 | RYSE – St.Charles, MO
APR 27 | Time Nightclub – Costa Mesa, CA
APR 28 | Omnia Day Club – Cabo, MEX
MAY 12 | Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
MAY 27 | World DJ Fest – Seoul, KOR JUN 08 | Spring Awakening – Chicago, IL