There's a serious message behind the bouncing pop of Steve Aoki, AJR and Lil Yachty's song "Pretender." We're all out here on social media showing off our best sides, and some of us are giving our lives bigger face-lifts than others. We all want people to think we're happy and successful, even on the days when we feel anything but.
It's a message that resonated with Matoma too, because famous DJs are, at the end of the day, just like us fans. Aoki played "Pretender" for him during some conversations surrounding Aoki's remix of Matoma's "Lonely," and right from the first moment, Matoma knew he wanted to give it his own spin.