Since making his debut in 2015, Matoma has joined the ranks of electronic music’s most popular and innovative new stars, prompting Rolling Stone to declare him the “leader of tropical house’s next big wave.” Now this platinum-certified artist is back. Following the release of the lead single, “Sodium Sky,” this stellar artist has released his highly anticipated album, Love For The Beat. The album, which represents a return to Matoma’s club roots, is led by new single “Break My Own Heart” featuring HARLEE.
Matoma’s first album in five years since the release of his 2018 acclaimed debut, One in a Million, which has garnered over 2 billion streams worldwide, Love For The Beat represents a return to his club-inspired roots. The project’s lead single, “Sodium Sky” featuring multi-platinum writer BullySongs sets the tone for the album with its upbeat rhythm coupled with gentle vocals arranged to lift and inspire. The hypnotic track immerses listeners into the world of the project where they can feel Matoma’s endearingly positive energy that he’s infused into every track. “Easy To Love” with dance music icon Armin van Buuren and Teddy Swims is an infectious dance-pop track that takes the listener on a captivating journey with its atmospheric production and promising message. “Don’t Give Up On Me” continues the album’s euphoric journey with its contagious, optimistic energy and stunning vocals from Sadie Rose Van that tells the story of the music.
The album’s new single, “Break My Own Heart,” demands your immediate attention with Matoma’s signature production aesthetic and HARLEE’s lush vocals coming together to radiate care-free feelings of hope and ease. “Sound of Shadows” is an infectious and vibrant composition that enthralls listeners with its dynamic beat and alluring rhythm, creating a change of pace from other tracks on the offering. “Bittersweet” is one of the calmer tracks of the project, but it is sure to still enchant listeners with its delicate production and wistful lyrics. Originally released in late 2022, “The Power” was the first single Matoma released from the album and began his journey back to his club-inspired roots with its catchy, euphoric vocals and driving beat, which was followed by the associated North America Fall Tour including shows with Zedd and The Chainsmokers. “Won’t Follow You Home” is the perfect closer to Love For The Beat with James Droll’s catchy lyrics meshing perfectly with the energetic yet relaxing vibes Matoma creates, leaving listeners glad they experienced this journey.
The project showcases Matoma’s innovative production skills that has led him to becoming one of dance music’s most popular DJs and creators. Throughout the ten track run, Matoma flexes his production prowess to bring fans some of the most danceable and joyful tracks in recent memory. Each of the artists Matoma collaborated with on the project seamlessly brings their own unique energy to their tunes to bring his listeners on a euphoric and otherworldly ride. Overall, Matoma’s second full length album is another landmark moment in his career where his “Love For The Beat” shines through.
Matoma is well-known for expressing positivity through his music as well as through his philanthropic endeavors. Last April, as the war in Ukraine intensified, he showcased three billboards on the i-10 highway to Coachella, during peak festival timing; originally intended for promoting his new music. As the tragic war took shape in our global consciousness, he instead decided to put his displays towards raising funds and awareness for Ukraine humanitarian aid organization Music Saves UA.
Love For The Beat Tracklist
- Sodium Sky w/ BullySongs
- Easy To Love w/ Armin van Buuren (feat. Teddy Swims)
- Don’t Give Up On Me w/ Sadie Rose Van
- Break My Own Heart w/ HARLEE
- Work It Out w/ Bava
- Sound of Shadows w/ JP Cooper
- Deeper w/ H. Kenneth
- The Power
- Won’t Follow You Home w/ James Droll
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