Following the release of the lead single, “Sodium Sky,” Norwegian cross-genre record producer and DJ Matoma, known for global hits like “All Night” with The Vamps, “I Don’t Dance” with Enrique Iglesias, and his RIAA Platinum-certified breakout hit, Matoma & The Notorious B.I.G’s “Old Thing Back (feat. Ja Rule),” has released his highly anticipated album, “Love For The Beat.”
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. A video of the billboards via a drone flyover can be found HERE. Matoma’s billboards received widespread global news coverage from mainstream outlets including NME, The FADER, The Independent, MSN, Yahoo News, and Metro UK.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2015 with his RIAA gold-certified single, Matoma & The Notorious B.I.G’s “Old Thing Back (feat. Ja Rule),” which has gained close to 8 million views, Matoma has established himself as one of electronic music’s most inventive stars. “Sodium Sky” sees Matoma continuing to innovate and deliver massive collaborative efforts following his previous singles “Bittersweet,” “All Night” featuring British pop band The Vamps, “Good Vibes” featuring HRVY, “Easy To Love” with Armin van Buuren and Teddy Swims, and “Summer Feeling” featuring Jonah Kagen, which scored record numbers of streams in their first week.
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
Won’t Follow You Home w/ James Droll