Matt Winson, a Dutch/ Latvian indie folk band.
Consisting of Matthijs Steur, Pieter van Winsen, Thomas van Winsen and Magnuss Baugis.
With their distinctive sound built around vocal harmonies.
This band will for sure be one of your new favourites.
Earlier this month they released a new single, "Medea".
A fantastic song with a pure sound.
So check this band out before they go big.
A perfect christmas gift just for you.
Who helped you with it? Melody, text, producing...
The arrangements of the song were mostly written by Pieter, the melody of the vocals by Matthijs. The song was written in the beginning of 2017 and recorded live at The Moon Music Studios in Maasbracht by Wouter Bude. Wessel Oltheten mixed and mastered the track.
How long time did it take from scratch to finish?
The song was written quite quickly. In total it took about 5 rehearsals. Afterwards we tried to make some renditions, but eventually we would always return to the original idea.
Did you meet any obstacles during the work with it?
The biggest obstacle would be the fact that there are no vocals in the chorus. It was an idea we wanted to try out. The challenge was to make a sticking melody without using vocals. The best way to achieve this was by trying our several trumpet lines.
What`s the inspiration behind it?
The song title refers to a Greek mythological figure. Briefly, she was a figure who would do anything in order to get revenge. For us, she provides a powerful metaphor to people who are focused too much on achieving a thing so much that they let others down.
What are your feelings about it now when it`s out and done?
Since it was one of the few Matt Winson songs that was not recorded yet, we're very happy to have recorded it. Now, we're very happy about the responses we get, and about the fact that the song was featured in multiple Spotify playlists throughout Europe.