As It Is is the new track from one-to-watch Matilda Mann. This single is also the first release through indie stalwarts Dew Process.
Following on from the release of her debut EP ‘If That Makes Sense’ which has amassed over 1.7 million streams and counting, As It Is is the first offering from Matilda’s forthcoming EP confirmed for later this year. The beautifully crafted track showcases Matilda’s ability to create intimate and thought-provoking music, whilst her tender vocal takes centre stage. Written whilst her boyfriend was away in America, the track is about really missing someone for the first time, but acknowledging that it’s not always a given.
Speaking on As It Is, Matilda said: “At the time my boyfriend was in America for a month and I spoke about how I missed him (and how In relationships before, I had never actually missed them when they were away, and it was always a big sign for me) I had a few friends at the time who were coming to the end of their relationships, mainly due to long distance, but it was dragging on because they didn’t know how to let go. I think sometimes it can be quite daunting to imagine yourself single and to lose a part of your life that you’ve just grown accustom to always being there.”
Growing up as an only child in west London, 20-year-old Matilda found herself soaking up her parent’s musical taste, which led to her to writing her first song aged 11. She has been writing ever since, her debut EP ‘If That Makes Sense’ inspired by notes taken from conversations with friends, or those overheard during tube rides and whilst working in a pub. Her forthcoming EP sees her working with the likes of Rich Cooper (Billie Martin, Lucy Rose, Mystery Jets), Rob Milton (Easy Life, Holly Humberstone) + Matt Maltese.
Championed by the likes of BBC Introducing, COLORS and Mahogony, Matilda sold out her debut London headline show at Servant’s Jazz Quarters earlier this year as well as previously playing tour support for the likes of Arlo Parks, Beabadoobee and The Staves, whilst Glastonbury Festival revealed Matilda is a finalist. If it’s a captivating vocal and interesting storytelling you’re after, there should be only one name on your lips.
As It Is by Matilda Mann is available now via Dew Process.
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