Critically-acclaimed DJ and producer Matoma has released a new single, “Heart So Big” – a collaboration with electronic dance-pop trio A R I Z O N A. The track was written with A R I Z O N A’s longtime collaborator PJ Bianco as a love letter to his son with autism, and seeks to celebrate each one of us for the special gifts we bring to the world.
Matoma shares, “PJ sent me this idea he was working on and I immediately fell head over heels in love. This song was pure emotion. As we’ve been making these plans for release around National Autism Awareness Month, and we’ve been seeing the tragedies occurring in Ukraine, we really felt there is a wider message in this song – a message of celebrating the joys of love and humanity in all shapes and forms. We hope that some of our initiatives around this release will make a positive change and spread love at a time when we all need it.”
“This song, along with the hopes of raising autism awareness, carries a special notion in general that we should remember to cherish and protect the ones we love in our lives. Sometimes we can be all they have, or vice versa,” A R I Z O N A elaborates.
Following previous singles “Take Me To The Sunshine” featuring Super-Hi and Bullysongs, “Never Surrender” featuring Steve Garrigan of Kodaline , which scored record numbers of streams in their first week, Matoma is proving time after time that he is a force in the current electronic world. “Never Surrender” took off with Steve and Matoma delivering an exclusive performance on The Tonight Show on NET TV, Indonesia’s top nightly talk show, along with the track entering 17 radio stations across Southeast Asia – including Hard Rock FM (Indonesia) and Rad Radio (Thailand), and amassed millions of streams in under a month.
Matoma, since making his debut in 2015, has joined the ranks of electronic’s most popular and innovative new stars. Between his solo tracks, two albums, and star-studded collaborations with the likes of Dua Lipa, Jason Derulo, The Vamps and Snoop Dogg, the beloved Norwegian artist has amassed staggering streams.
Matoma delivers songs with energy, irresistible melodies and relatable stories that can get a party pumping, motivate your morning, or bring solace to sadness – cutting across genres but always connected by a sense of boundless positivity. He’s crafted his signature sound, one that’s flavoured with vintage synths and the warmth of live instrumentation.
Matoma is currently appearing on the Norwegian version of ‘The Voice’, having previously coached country singer Erlend Gunstveit to victory.
With over a billion worldwide streams and counting, the New Jersey trio A R I Z O N A – Nathan Esquite, David Labuguen, and Zachary Charles – has proven to be a true planetary phenomenon, creating worldwide waves with their ingenious brand of contemporary electronic dance pop. Their debut album ‘GALLERY’ emerged among 2017’s biggest global releases. A R I Z O N A have spent much of the past few years on the road, including a sold-out series of headline tours, a North American arena tour supporting Panic! At The Disco, and spectacularly well-received festival sets including Lollapalooza, Coachella, Firefly, and Governors Ball.