Fresh from the eastern European leg of Bastilles world tour, Matt Wills has been promoting his new single Emily and getting set for his headline show at Londons Omeara on 25th May 2017.
The Kent born lad moved to London to attend drama school at 16 however after a series of unfortunate events for him and his family, he found himself sofa surfing while writing lyrics.
Raised on music from the likes of Estelle and having a particular interest in hip hop and grime, his influences mirror those of many new artists including Rag n Bone man and in the same way as others Matt used the beats of his favorite artists and write over them with his own lyrics.
A self confessed addict to falling in love with people and possessions, Matts lyrics are his way of talking about his feelings and therefore the songs he has written do stem from personal experiences. His first EP, Chloe, is about his ex girlfriend and although this is not her real name, the experiences and feelings are true.
When writing ‘Hurricane’ Matt knew from the off that he wanted the infamous Devlin to feature on the track. This is one of my favourite Matt Wills songs with a beautiful mix of wonderful vocals against the smooth lyrical approach of Devlin. If you havent yet heard it, you need to!
Although he has been around a few years now, Matt Wills has only recently come to my attention and I am addicted to his voice. He has an amazing talent for putting thoughts into lyrics which I believe any listener can relate to. Having supported incredible talent such as Sigala, Halsey and Bastille, his talent has obviously not gone unnoticed and his fan base is ever growing. A vibe described as acoustic with an essense of electronic, and a lyrical style that rivals the likes of Ed Sheeran, Matt Wills has become my new infactuation and the clips of his performances on social media prove that what people are saying about him are correct and I cant wait to see him live!