New York-bred singer and songwriter Matthew Koma debuts his new video for the track “Parachute” today from his four song debut Parachute EP  out now.  Having already made a splash co-writing the hook on Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s smash single “Calling (Lose My Mind)” featuring Ryan Tedder, Matthew also co-wrote and is featured on “Sparks” with rising DJs Nicky Romero and Fedde LeGrand.  In addition Matthew Koma co-wrote and features on both Alesso’s new single “Years,” (which he performed live with Alesso at this year’s Coachella festival) and on red-hot German DJ Zedd’s new single “Spectrum” which has topped the  Beatport chart.  The Associated Press raves about the collaboration  declaring, “Matthew Koma brings a crushing cool to his feature appearance on “Spectrum,” a song interspersed with dubstep-ish beat breaks amid the soaring vocals that aim for the rafters. Supremely solid stuff from both men on this track.”    

An inventive songwriter with a keen sense of melody, Koma steps out on his own with the Parachute EPout now on Cherrytree/Darkchild/Interscope Records.  Matthew wrote and produced/co-produced all of the four tracks on Parachute, working with collaborators Alex Da Kid (Nicki Minaj, Rihanna), The Runaways’ Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello (Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis), The Smeezingtons’ Ari Levine (Bruno Mars, Bad Meets Evil), and Mike Caren (T.I., B.o.B.).


The tracks that make up the Parachute EP are just a taste of what’s to come when Matthew  releases his debut album Propaganda later this year— a product of a diligent approach to his craft, as well as an appreciation for the master singer-songwriters who have preceded him, especially his heroes Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen, who’s new single “Rocky Ground” Matthew co-remixed. The result is a collection of unforgettable songs rooted in a classic, timeless songwriting tradition that Koma makes thoroughly his own.


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