by Thomas Bedward October 26, 2020
One of Adelaide’s most unique and powerful new talents, Matiah has risen from the world of piano-driven alt-rock with a fire that refuses to be dampened. One of the most promising mezzo-sopranos that the state has to offer, Matiah made her mark with the release of stunning electro-pop single ‘Beyond You and I’ earlier this year, forcing her way into the spotlight with a sweet, gothic sound. Now, she’s back with the release of ‘Ember’, a fiery four-track EP that is sure to make her an international name.
Released on October 23rd this year, the new EP was written, produced, and recorded by Matiah herself in her own home studio, creating a unique and wonderfully unified creative vision. Filled with the imagery of consuming flames and the powerful shadow of darkness that eventually ends in ashes, ‘Ember’ holds firm to a strong central narrative, interweaving its tale of dark and light with soft piano keys, mesmerizing vocals, and perfectly balanced production.
Opening with the title track, ‘Ember’ sets the exposition of erratically burning fire and of embers flying and fading away. It’ Matiah’s way of acknowledging the negative power of someone over her and confronting its dark and heavy impact. The story progresses smoothly with a softer second track ‘Let It Burn’, with Matiah surrendering to the dark shadow’s temporary victory. The battle rages again in third track ‘Dark Fire’, leading Matiah to finally wake up to put the past to rest and being reborn like a phoenix in closing number ‘Ashes’.
It’s a powerful and empowering vision that Matiah brings to light, and her EP is a true testament to her strength as both an artist, and as a person. In her own words, Matiah explained that making music is her way of empowering others, urging them to bring out the fire within. She explained, “If there’s one message people can take from my music, it is that you can create your art and stay true to yourself while doing it. I want people to hear my music and know that everything I create is from the heart and I hope they can relate through their own experiences.”
With the EP now available on all major platforms, it’s clear that Matiah is set to be one of music’s next big icons, so be sure to tune in to ‘Ember’ above, and to follow her social media pages for all the latest news and releases.
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