(New York - April 21, 2017) On the heels of his last two singles “Kisses Back” and “Hard To Love,” singer-songwriter and producer Matthew Koma today returns with the release of “Dear Ana” featuring Jai Wolf, a deeply personal track. Jai Wolf is performing at this year’s Coachella Festival. Click HERE to listen now to “Dear Ana” Ft. Jai Wolf.
“Dear Ana” is a slow-rolling and ardent ballad. The track showcases a tasteful mixture of Koma and Jai Wolf’s style in a seamless and fluid manner; effervescent synths, soaring melodies, and a beautiful topline. Matthew wrote this song last year during the early stages of his recovery from an eating disorder, and is an honest portrayal of his struggle and emotions during the recovery process.
Comments Koma: "’Dear Ana’ is a song about my battle with an eating disorder that nearly killed me. I always had some issues around body image and body dysmorphia but didn't have the strength to face it or talk about it openly. I became so mentally and physically exhausted and it didn't get any better in the context of shooting photos and music videos, doing promo etc. I finally hit a rock bottom when it was a matter of survival, but admitting it was only the first step of a very long and hard journey. I wrote this song during my first week of recovery. It takes conscious decisions every day to continue overcoming the thoughts, patterns and fears...but with the right support and headspace, I'm grateful to be heading in the right direction.“
Matthew Koma is one of the most accomplished writers behind numerous smash hits including Zedd’s “Spectrum,” and GRAMMY-winning hit “Clarity.” “Hard To Love” was Koma’s latest single on RCA Records, which received fantastic response from the press. ThisSongIsSick wrote “Hard To Love” “features some of his best songwriting to date” and that says a lot considering the aforementioned successes. EDM.com raves that "Koma's writing on ‘Hard to Love’ demonstrates the songwriter's penchant for infusing melancholic metaphors with a comedic nonchalance creating a unique track that's relatable to audiences."
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).” With 8 Beatport #1s, 4 Billboard Top 10s, and a #1 Billboard single GRAMMY-award winning song "Clarity" which he co-wrote with Zedd, there is little question why Entertainment Tonight named Matthew Koma “the Man with EDM’s Golden Touch.”
Koma went on to become 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, The Knocks, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, RAC, Fedde Le Grande, Audien, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and more.
As a writer, producer, and remixer, Matt has also worked with a wide range of artists including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain and his greatest influence, Bruce Springsteen.
Over the last year, Koma has spent his time fully transforming into a solo artist, traveling the world writing emotionally charged music, while playing the world’s largest festivals including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza South America, and Life in Color.
Matthew's debut album has him co-producing with some of the most exciting next wave electronic artists including Jai Wolf, Grey, Flux Pavilion, and Louis The Child.
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