Back with a vibrant collaboration, rising singer songwriter Ellysse Mason teams up with fellow pop artist Matt Wills for their heartfelt new single Perfect – released last week. Both individually inspiring artists in their own rights and each placing their own mark on the music scene; over the past several years, they have been honing their craft and building up an ever rising audience, with Ellysse’s prolific fanbase now reaching over 400k followers on TikTok and Matt’s racking up an impressive 12 million Spotify streams. Delivering poignant pop beats and an emotive energy, this heart-warming linkup is only the start of the next chapter and what’s to come for each of them this 2021. Alongside the new single, the pair are also back today with the release of a brand new music video to accompany the track.
Surfacing with wistful piano chords and ambient guitar melodies, the track immediately immerses you into a gentle and ambient sonic world that is utterly impossible to resist. A stunning fusion of their individual styles and artistry, Ellysse and Matt’s vibrant vocals play off of each other’s distinct and soulful cadences that flow over the expertly crafted production and hazy waves of electronic instrumentals. Delivering a blend of pop, electronica and indie beats; the glimmering soundscape brings you deep into the emotive and heartfelt energy and atmosphere of the track. And alongside the single; today, the pair also released a stunning new video for the song, shot by Michael Whiteman, that sees the duo playing a candlelit game of chess – a nod to the intricacies of modern relationships.
Speaking about the track and the video, the pair said:
“We ended up having a few drinks talking about our relationship situations. Ellysse was sitting by this old, noisy electric piano playing chords and as we were talking, we ended up turning our conversation into a song. We didn’t even think who or what we were writing the song for; it just felt easier to chat about it all as a song. Before we knew it, it was 3AM and we were both so tired we put in some scratch vocals before heading to sleep. I woke up forgetting we’d even written it until I heard my manager playing it downstairs… We tried reproducing it over and over again, but in the end something about Ellysse’s tipsy piano playing and our tired vocals just felt special and, in the moment, ended up being used on the final record. I love the song as it feels so conversational and two people really speaking their mind without any undertone of “we’re writing a song so it needs to be like this” the honesty of it all to me really is the beauty of it.”
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