North London’s 21 year old up-and-coming Mathilda Homer brings a fresh twist to neo-soul with her soft vocals and beats. Homer’s tracks that are a hybrid of traditional and vintage R&B soul and creative contemporary production. She’s definitely one to watch for 2019, having just landing herself a record deal with RCA records (owned by Sony).
Mathilda Homer has been releasing singles since 2017, whilst studying for a degree in songwriting at BIMM London. She started out taking the term ‘contemporary folk’ but her sound has evolved into funkier neo-soul with her most recent EP ‘Sunny like You’ in 2019. Her work takes lush soul harmonies alongside tasteful production flourishes which is rather unique. Her vocals could be compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae or Natasha Beddingfield, with a retro soul feel her music is smooth, chilled and groovy.
‘Probably Sorry’ explodes with Mathilda’s deepest insecurities that come with being in a new relationship accompanied by an elegant video directed by Tom Chetwode-Barton. Homer has been praised for her raw simplicity and unapologetic honesty: “Cause you tell me not to worry. Can I believe you? ‘Cause I don’t”.
Homer’s producer and writing partner, Issac Waddington features on her track ‘Ready When You Are’ which has already reached 1 million streams. It’s a fresh, soulful, chilled yet sassy.
There’s certainly space in the music industry for a rebrand of female soul music, especially one that can attract hip-hop jazz fans like those of Loyle Carner and Tom Misch. Stay tuned for more from Mathilda Homer.
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Written by Tilda Gratton