Take a bit of today’s lean-fuelled R&B, mix it with a touch of Neo-Soul and sprinkle it in Brighton, and you’re likely to create something that sounds like Louis Mattrs‘ new Slow Waves EP. The vocalist and producer has been a name that seems to have flickered on the horizon of the scene over the past few years, but on this one he’s cementing his place. As he continues to navigate his way through the industry, Louis is crafting a unique sound and carving his own niche; all a part of his slow-burning plan to take over the world, one pair of ears at a time…
Do you feel like this EP is of particular importance for you?
Yeah, I think that the progression is a lot since my last EP which I think was like two years ago now. So there’s been a hell of a lot of progression in my music, I’m hoping this one really hits home and connects with a lot of people.
What have you been doing to make that progression happen over the past couple of years?
Just learning from lots of people around me. I was doing lots of sessions with amazing producers that have helped me along the way in terms of my production skills and then I’ve taken their influence away and done a lot of it on my own. It’s come together really nicely – I released a cover about a year ago now and that was all my own production, and it really connected with everyone. So that gave me the confidence to say ‘You know what, you can do a lot of this on your own.’ That’s what I’ve tried to do with this EP, I’ve done a lot of stuff on my own and there’s a few where I’ve collaborated with artists and producers, and it’s all merged together really well.