Mattiel have shared the stunning video to Keep The Change, the first track to be taken from their second album ‘Satis Factory’.
Talking about the video, Mattiel said:
“The video was created by Matthew Addington, Alan Sabir and myself. I had about four weeks to call Matt up, plan everything, find a location that would give us permission to film, source props. It was crazy, but a lot of fun. He brought in this amazing DP, Alan Sabir, from Calgary. Alan freehanded a lot of the performance shots and our script was pretty loose. This gigantic cement factory outside of Atlanta gave us free reign over the entire facility for two days – it kinda felt like running around inside a video game with all the tunnels, catwalks and passageways. And they had this amazing mint-green control room that hasn’t been changed since the early 60’s…It was a dream.”
Talking about the track, she added:
“Keep The Change was written while I was still trying to adapt to a lot of changes going on in my life. Touring with Jack White last year and then immediately coming back to my day job was a very bizarre experience. There’s a lot of subconscious material in this song that may hold more meaning as time goes on, but some of the lyrics are pretty self explanatory. The way we imagine our lives decades from now is never how it all actually turns out. It’s always a surprise.”
WATCH ‘KEEP THE CHANGE’ HERE:
Satis Factory, will be released on Friday June 14th 2019, the record is co-produced by Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley and recorded in their native Atlanta. The first pressing is a limited edition neon yellow vinyl version . All vinyl comes with a download.
Having initially met in 2014, the process of recording Satis Factory was built upon the success of Swilley and Mattiel Brown’s time working together on their debut album. It’s a team that just works. “Jonah is a great songwriter and he’ll put a structure together and send it to me through an email, and then I’ll listen to it pretty much right away,” Mattiel explains. “And then we’ll restructure it if we need to and I’ll write a melody and lyrics to it and eventually record it.”
Where the first record was confident, this second release is even more so. This is probably down to the chemistry between them; they seem in awe of each other. “Some of Mattiel’s best lyrical writing is effortless,” Jonah says. “She’s thoughtful with what she wants to say as an artist, but also understands pop sensibilities.”
Despite Satis Factory being recorded in exactly the same way, with exactly the same team behind Mattiel’s debut, the sound is noticeably different. Jonah explained that he “had a musical objective to try new sounds and ways of recording” to Mattiel’s first record but still “keeping lo-fi elements” to the new one. “We started working on Mattiel’s first record with a dusty, cinematic, and garage rock feel to the music,” he explains. “Satis Factory has more stylistic diversity with the musical compositions and an increased level of intensity.”
Finally, having recently appeared on Last Call With Carson Daly in the U.S. (watch HERE), Mattiel return to Europe in July for a run of festival appearances and headline shows. Check out the full list of dates on their artist’s page ↓