Not only did he co-write the hook on the 2012 smash single ‘Calling (Lose My Mind)’ by Swedish DJ/producers Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso (featuring Ryan Tedder) and Alesso’s track ‘Years’ (a track he co-wrote and performed live during Alesso’s set at the 2012 Coachella Festival). Koma also co-wrote and is featured on ‘Sparks’ by up-and-coming DJs Nicky Romero and Fedde Le Grand, as well as on EDM megastar Zedd‘s hit singles ‘Clarity’ and ‘Spectrum’. Carly Rae Jepson’s ‘This Kiss’ was also constructed from emails, texts and phone calls between Matthew, Carly and LMFAO’s Redfoo. Phew…I’m tired just writing that!
We thought it was about time we found out a little but more about this singer/songwriter so sent Sophie Eggleton to Universal HQ to sit down on their plush turquoise sofa and talk to Matthew about the process of collaboration, writing on the road, creating work for his hero Bruce Springsteen and learning from tour buddies like Ellie Goulding.
Also check out his new video ‘One Night’, which features on his upcoming debut album Arcadia.
Interviewer/Write-up: Sophie Eggleton