Matoma has been hard at work on his sophomore album. The tropical house vibe started by his debut Hakuna Matoma was only the beginning. He’s pushed himself to expand his horizon on One in a Million and the lead single sees him do just that with a cool new collaborator, Noah Cyrus.
“I was so excited to do ‘Slow’ with Matoma,” Cyrus says in an emailed statement. “The song is lyrically so beautiful and the production brings it all to life.”
We can’t get a sneak peek of the tune, scheduled to be released Friday (Nov. 17), but Matoma is prepared to share with us the song’s back story, and if the vibe of the official album artwork can be any indication of sound, prepare for something colorful, vibrant, and magically surreal.
“I first heard Noah’s voice on her song ‘Make Me Cry’ a while back and was blown away,” Matoma says. “She has so much soul and personality. I got in touch to work on a song with her, and we worked back and forth while I was in Norway and she was on the road. This idea for ‘Slow’ came together, and it felt super special. I wanted to push my sound and also do something different from before, and with her singing on it, this felt so right.”
“Slow” is the push Matoma seeks before hitting the road on an “exciting” tour in support of the new album. He’s scheduled to be joined by some big players, from Elephante to Max, Two Friends, Robotaki and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (Nov. 17). Check his full list of upcoming tour dates, and check the official artwork for “Slow” below.