LA-based Matt Simons has a unique ability with his music to reach a global audience…with an accessible sound that feels personal to each of his fans. With three albums now under his belt and an ability to blend elements of contemporary pop and singer/songwriter styles with relatable lyrics, his music has garnered him a broad and dedicated fanbase in Europe and beyond.
No wonder then Matt’s career already reads - 650 Million audio streams worldwide, a million+ single download sales, 10 million+ Shazams globally and Platinum & Gold certifications across multiple territories.
9122 Records is now proud to introduce this multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter to the Indian audiences with a 5-track EP titled COLD that includes four hits from his latest album `After The Landslide’ (already 175 Million+ streams worldwide!) plus the brand new single, his melancholy pop anthem “Cold”. The EP released on [PIAS] is a perfect introduction to Matt Simons and his contemporary melodic pop sound that’s enthralled audiences the world over.
Says Matt on his EP release in India, “Having my music widely available in India and South Asia is a milestone for me, and I’m extremely excited to see how it’s received. I’m very much looking forward to visiting these beautiful countries to play live sometime in the near future!”.
Says Sunil D’Sa, Founder, 9122 Records, ”Matt Simons is the exactly the kind of artist that 9122 Records set out to represent in India/South Asia. An incredible independent talent, 650 million+ audio streams globally, millions of fans worldwide but yet to be introduced here. We are so proud to have him on our roster and bring his beautiful music to our audiences. The songs on the Cold EP showcase all the facets of Matt’s music - his songwriting, his vocals and his melodic pop sensibilities. Welcome to the World of Matt Simons”.
A story of humble beginnings, Simons grew up in Palo Alto, California as the grandson of two opera singers. He spent much of his early life studying jazz and classical music, playing the piano before switching to clarinet & guitar before crafting his own, melodic pop identity. It wasn’t long before he took steps to self-promote his releases online. To his surprise, his appealing pop sensibilities picked up an audience in The Netherlands, where his career started to really take off. A sync on a Dutch TV show and a string of tour dates, meant he had the perfect foundation to build a career overseas. Deepend’s remix of “Catch & Release” bubbled up organically and ended up to as one off 2016’s biggest hits, reaching Gold and Platinum status in a dozen territories and the top of the European Airplay chart. 2018’s ‘We Can Do Better’ and `Open Up’ (2019) following close behind, with success spreading even further.
Matt Simons COLD EP on [PIAS] Recordings is now available across all streaming services in India / South Asia exclusively via 9122 Records.
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.