Matthew Koma’s debut single on RCA demonstrates the realization of his signature style and showcases his multifaceted talents. “So F**ckin’ Romantic” is the next step in the evolution of Koma’s defining sound: his melodic word-play pairs smirk-wearing verses with infectious feel-good, driven choruses and deep anthemic rhythms.
"I naturally gravitate towards writing pretty serious songs, so I tried to balance the black coffee this time, and write something a little more light-hearted. My favorite songs tend to be ballads or heart-break-on-a-sleevers, but sometimes you just need to lighten the f' up. ‘So F**kin’ Romantic’ is a caricature. It's when you look in the mirror in the right lighting at the right time with the right Instagram filter, and have those few seconds of over-confidence where you're Ryan Gosling's middle ab and a John Hughes soundtrack is playing. It was fun to write, and it feels fun listening to it.”
Stay tuned for remixes of “So F**kin’ Romantic” out next week.
The last year saw Koma fully emerge as a solo artist, stepping into the spotlight, with performances at the world’s largest festivals including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, iTunes Festival London, EDC Las Vegas, Goa’s Sunburn Festival and many more. Koma is off to a hot start this summer with four dates in Ibiza including BBC Radio 1’s Creamfields stage, and now looks towards more international dates in Shanghai, Tokyo, Mexico City and more.
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About Matthew Koma: Koma is a genuine hitmaker who burst onto the scene with Zedd’s “Spectrum” and “Years” by Alesso, featuring and co-writing on both, as well as writing Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso Feat. Ryan Tedder’s “Calling (Lose My Mind).”
Since then, Koma has been the mastermind behind various chart topping hits by DJ Mag #1 DJ Hardwell on his anthemic “Dare You,” Tiesto’s “Wasted,” Zedd's “Find You,” and Showtek’s “Cannonball (Earthquake),” which landed at #1 on UK Dance Charts. The genre-bending artist has also featured and co-written with Giorgio Moroder, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Sebastian Ingrosso, Fedde Le Grande, Audien, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and more.
It has been a busy year for one of the industry’s most sought out songwriters and producers. So much so that RCA’s Britney Spears has called him for his talents, as well as other RCA recording artists including Kelly Clarkson, Gavin Degraw, Giorgio Moroder, Brooke Candy, Tinashe and Hillary Duff, to name a few. Proving to be more than just a pop-EDM talent, the Seaford born songwriter/producer is currently working with country mega star Shania Twain for her highly-anticipated comeback album. Koma also remixed Bruce Springsteen’s “Rocky Ground,” which The Boss chose as his radio/video single.
Koma’s music has been featured in Bud Light’s Super Bowl XLVIII commercial, as well as movies and shows such as Divergent and 22 Jump Street among others.
Anyone lucky enough to catch one of Matthew Koma’s solo sets has felt the passion and raw emotion he gives each and every night. When not playing on a massive festival stage, the headlining DJ/producer can be seen in Las Vegas at his Wynn Residency, and has graced many notable parties at London’s Ministry of Sound, Halo in Germany, and Pacha New York and Dubai, to name a few. This summer he will be making his hometown debut at Hollywood’s Create Nightclub, as well as headlining club nights in San Francisco, Denver and Austin.
August 9 - Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Beach Club w/ DJ Snake
August 15 - Los Angeles @ Create
August 20 - Denver @ Beta
August 21 - Chicago, IL @ Sound-Bar
August 22 - San Francisco @ Temple
August 29 - Mexico City @ Hellow Festival
September 4 - Tokyo, Japan @ Ele Tokyo
September 5 - Shanghai, China @ Fusion
September 11 - Austin @ Kingdom
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