Sometimes one just really needs a change. Mattis Jakobsen from Copenhagen – aka MATTIS – used to play punk rock, but has recently decided to mix it up a little bit and follow his passion for soul and electronica. Inspired by the likes of James Blake & Sampha, Mattis added a few Scandinavian touches – that signature nordic sleekness and sharpness of sound – and ended up with what he describes as “viking soul.” His solo debut single ‘Loverboy‘ hit the stands last week – and oh boy, it shows a lot of potential of this new genre.
The song describes the post-break-up experience of Mattis himself: all the loneliness, emptiness, confusion, and purposelessness. “No one breaks through,” he sings in the chorus – but we say that with a sweet sound like this MATTIS definitely has got good chances to prove this assertion wrong!