By: Shamus Hill
Making her way from South Jakarta, to Melbourne, and, finally, to your headphones, is none other than Matahara - a talented artist who's setting out to make her mark by delivering a radiant catalog of music to listeners from every corner of the globe.
Since the debut of her first body of work, Triple Alliteration, earlier this year, Matahara has been amassing an increasing number of supporters that have grown to love her sound. Spending the first 15 years of her life being raised in Jakarta, Matahara faced a flood of new emotions following her transplant to Australia. The songs off of Triple Alliteration quite literally serve as journal entries that reflect her state of mind when dealing with feelings such as anxiety, stress, and homesickness.
Describing Jakarta as being "beautifully chaotic; busy, loud, warm, and full of surprises", Matahara seeks to reflect these elements of her hometown through her discography. She takes influences from Alternative Pop, Dream Pop, R&B, and Dance Music, with her her music ultimately sounding and feeling like a refreshing breath of fresh air. It's always a treat when an artist manages to insert their real life experience into their music, and even better when they make it sound as delectable as it does here.
Stream + Purchase Triple Alliteration below: