Matt Maltese speaks to 'Mother'

"You'll learn to love again"

London artist Matt Maltese returns today with his brand new single ‘Mother’, the first hint at a bigger, still-to-be-announced upcoming release. ‘Mother’ is the first new music from Matt since his acclaimed third album 'Good Morning It’s Now Tomorrow' arrived last year. Matt has just completed the UK and European leg of his autumn headline tour, which included a sold-out show at London’s newly reopened Koko, with the US run commencing tonight in Washington DC. 

Matt has now racked up half a billion streams across all platforms with over four million monthly listeners; viral single ‘As The World Caves In’ accounts for over 270 million of them. Matt's audience also continues to grow on social media with 500,000 followers now on TikTok where global superstars like Doja Cat and BTS’ Kim Taehyung have become firm fans - the former even hosted an Instagram Live singalong of ‘As The World Caves In’. Frank Ocean has also featured Matt's single ‘Rom-Com Gone Wrong’ on his Blonded Radio. Matt is credited as a songwriter on Jamie T’s 2022 #1 record 'All In Good Time', naming him one of the UK’s best young songwriters in multiple press interviews around the album’s release. Matt has also recently co-written music with Joy Crookes and Celeste for their new records.

Expanding on ‘Mother’, Matt says: “I had this sad, almost funny conversation with my mum a while back about breaking up with an ex-girlfriend. I’d known it had really affected her, and in her mind, it was almost like a member of the family was just disappearing overnight. I realised more than ever the similarity between my own experience of heartache and hers. Just like you, they lose someone without choosing to lose someone, and they have even less agency than you do in the process.”

He continues: “I remember comforting her at the end of the conversation with a line I’d been told myself years before about the same relationship - “you’ll learn to love again,” I said - and both of us kind of laughed. You always feel like you’re the main one hurting in a break-up, but relationships can form these webs that intertwine the people around you into them, and that’s a lot of change and grief for everyone. And a lot of sad, almost funny conversations.” 

Good Morning It’s Now Tomorrow was the subject of glowing praise from the likes of MOJO (4*), DIY (4*), NME (4*), CLASH (4*), Record Collector (4*), Rolling Stone UK and more. The album’s singles ‘Mystery’, ‘Good Morning’, ‘You Deserve An Oscar’, and ‘Shoe’ were also further lauded by The Independent, So Young Magazine, Gigwise, Loud And Quiet and many more. Tracks from the record were also significantly radio supported at BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X, and streaming services, with multiple additions to global playlists on Spotify (‘Shoe’ ascended to #2 on The Other List), Apple, Deezer, and Amazon Music.

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