Norwegian DJ and Producer Matoma Links Up with Rising Scottish Singer Aaron Smith on New Single ‘Beautiful Wave‘
Showcasing his trademark soaring vocals, Smith contributes an earnestness that carries the listener on a journey from heartbreak to learning to fall in love again.
Aaron Says: “When I was first asked to work with Matoma on a track I felt very grateful for the opportunity. To find out it was being released as a single shortly after we wrote it meant Matoma was as excited about it as me but I tried to keep cool! This is a step away from my usual brand of sad songs and it has been a privilege from start to finish to work with Matoma and his team on this. Can’t wait to perform it live one day with him!”
Matoma comments: “Inspiration, like the elements in nature, is fluid, powerful and random. You never know where it comes from, how it affects you, or where it takes you. And that’s always the same with my music. I don’t want to release the same song 20 different ways. I go with the flow. Aaron’s heart-breaking voice and the storytelling we wrote with Gez (O’Connell) just swept me away into this new sound!”
The new single marks the third in a series of forthcoming single releases from Matoma, who is newly independent. Following previous singles ‘Never Surrender’ featuring Steve Garrigan of Kodaline and ‘Summer Feeling’ featuring Jonah Kagen, which scored record numbers of streams in their first week, Matoma is proving time after time that he is a force in the current electronic world.
Matoma recently appeared on the Norwegian version of ‘The Voice’, coaching country singer Erlend Gunstveit to victory. Matoma’s 2018 debut album, ‘One in a Million’, has accumulated over a billion streams since its release, featuring hits like ‘All Night (feat. The Vamps)’ and ‘False Alarm (feat. Becky Hill)’.