Posts Tagged ‘mateo’
The best artists know how to evolve. Mateo’s evolution has led to We’ve Met Before. The title is a wink at how he’s been working at this break for a long time, dating back even before I signed him to his first record deal at MySpace Records. His persistence has paid off. When I put him in a studio with Grammy award winning producer Krucial Brothers, I knew only good things could come of it but as it turns out some great things have come out of it– this EP being the best example so far.
It’s an EP that perfects the alternative R&B sound Mateo’s been developing. Not only is Mateo’s sound elevated but through his songwriting you’ll take flight too. The lead song, How Good Is Your Love, describes a girl in great detail with the verses, even down to how she rolls up the perfect j, but with the chorus the important question that is still unanswered is just how good her love is. The only issue with We’ve Met Before is that it’s only 5 songs. It leaves you anticipating what his full length album will be. In the meantime, download We’ve Met Before.
His first official single since being signed to Interscope. The song is as earnest as they get but Mateo had a lot of fun with this video for it. Office daydreaming to another level.
An incredible R&B interpretation of Kendrick Lamar’s song and the video marks a solid directorial debut by my homie JL Brown. One take vids are hard to pull off without the help of elaborate choreography, effects or a stunning location, all of which JL didn’t have the luxury of. What he did have was Mateo as raw as I’ve seen him in front of the camera. Simple is brilliant sometimes. Download it here.
Something special for the holidays courtesy of the homie Mateo. Download it here.
Very excited to roll out this premiere episode of THE Q SiDE. It’s the show I’ve always wanted to make. Something REAL, FRESH and FUN.
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Suite 823 is Mateo’s best work so far.
Download it here.
Mateo recently released the track Carry On and this week he released another new gem called Looking You Up from his upcoming mixtape Suite 823 (out August 1st). Get an inside look at how they made Suite 823 above then stream and download Looking You Up right here.
Mateo’s upcoming project, Suite 823 is a real evolution for him. He invited me to Raphael Saadiq’s studio in LA (where he recorded a lot of it) and he played me 6 new amazing songs.
Mateo actually released one of the songs from Suite 823 this week. It’s called ‘Carry On‘ which you can download for free just below.
“I came up with the song while literally walking through the streets of NYC,” Mateo explains, “The song is about those situations when you are talking to a girl who is still tied to a bad relationship and you are telling her that you can take her from that situation. It’s the idea that if you are happier when you’re around me then lets ‘carry on’ to a happier life.”
The lead single from the upcoming Love & Stadiums II EP. Directed by David “Dahveed” Telles. Some classic NYC shots in this.
So proud of my friend Mateo. Since signing with Krucial Noise he’s released an incredible mixtape and now this new single that Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz got on too. Have a listen below then download it here.