We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again… Matilda Cole is the next big thing. Matilda Cole’s brand-new EP, The High Dive, released earlier this week, is not only extremely dynamic but also sets an authentic and honest tone that can be read in all of her songs. With the release of her new EP, including four songs in total, it is obvious that Cole will be making big moves in the music industry this coming year. What is most unique about the EP is the contrastive stories each song tells, how they contain so many distinctive themes but complement each other, and Cole’s overall sound flawlessly.
After writing on Matilda’s previous release Again, Cole’s music is becoming thematic in the way it offers sincere elements that are also playful and lively. Camden discloses Matilda Cole’s genuine rendition of her childhood and family life is beautifully written. Although Camden greets us with strong vocal components, the listener can grasp her emotions shared through her lyrics as if we were sitting on the sofa with her and her family as we digest heartbreaking news. Again, unveils an emotive and familiar experience of the pains of love. Halloween is playful and extremely creative. It captures the essence of Cole’s favourite holiday, Halloween, and compliments Bite Down which is Cole’s and our favourite song off of the EP. The High Dive is only the beginning, and we look forward to watching Matilda Cole grow exponentially. And for any of our readers based in London, Matilda Cole is playing live on April 14th at The Courtyard Theatre. Luckily, we were able to chat with Cole and asked her some questions regarding her latest project and her future goals in music.
What was the inspiration behind The High Dive?
My first EP Milk Teeth was all about adolescence and coming of age – this one is about what it’s like to be on the edge of adulthood. Kind of in limbo. The songs aren’t necessarily about that on the surface, but they’re all snapshots of key events or states of mind that have been with me in that transition.
What is your favourite song off of The High Dive EP and why?
That’s a hard one because it changes but I was most excited for Bite Down to come out because it’s so fun!
What artist sources the most inspiration for your music career?
It changes all the time, but right now Hozier’s writing has me in a chokehold. I wish I could use words the way he does!
Who is your dream artist to collaborate with?
Was music always your dream, what other career paths did you consider before music?
To be honest I never really had a backup plan. It’s always been the only thing I could picture myself doing, but I never ever thought I actually would be able to. It’s such a dream.
What is your dream venue to perform at?
It’s a tiny venue, but there’s a club that I’ve been in love with for ages and ages called the Green Door Store in Brighton, and it would be such a full-circle moment to perform there.
Was there a song or artist that made you fall in love with music?
It was Hannah Montana when I was really little that first made me want to be a musician. since then there’s been so many! The 1975, King Krule, Phoebe Bridgers, and Pinegrove are some off the top of my head.
What is your dream festival to perform at?
The first festival I ever went to was Reading, so I’d love to perform there one day.