Santa Monica, CA — New York-bred singer and songwriter Matthew Koma has will released a brand-new single, entitled “One Night,”. Clizbeats readers may remember him as the featured singer for rapper Lil Playy on his song “Birthday Dress.” We featured the song as part of Playy’s work when we named him Artist of the month back in September of 2011.
Matthew’s song “One Night” was the catalyst for Koma’s reimagining of his debut album, Arcadia which will be released later this year by Cherrytree/Darkchild/Interscope Records. Koma wrote “One Night” during his autumn 2012 tour, quickly added it to his setlist, and soon found the song — with its sing-along harmonies, in-your-face beats, and breezy yet biting lyrics about a one night stand gone wrong — to be a fan favorite.
The humorous video for “One Night” was directed by Cameron Duddy, who has lensed multiple clips for Bruno Mars (including “Locked Out of Heaven”), AWOLNATION, and others.
An inventive songwriter with a keen sense of melody, Koma has created a genre-bending sound by merging organic production with the left-of-center melodic finesse he’s carefully honed through his work with such EDM artists as Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, and EDM phenom Zedd whose #1 dance record of the year “Spectrum” Koma featured on and co-wrote, along with chart-topping single “Clarity”. His debut album honors his appreciation for the master singer-songwriters who have preceded him, especially his heroes Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen, and reveals a super-slick indie-pop sensibility that’s undeniably of the moment. It also displays his skill at writing lyrics that offer both raw emotionalism and a refined sense of imagery.
Koma’s latest achievements include remixing Springsteen’s 2012 single “Rocky Ground” (after getting hand-picked by The Boss for the track) and touring with Owl City in North America and Europe. On April 6th, Koma will hit the road for a European tour with Ellie Goulding. All tour dates are listed here.
Lil Playy Featuring Matthew Koma
Zedd Featuring Matthew Koma
Dim Mak/OWSLA/Interscope Records