From the Promoter
27-year-old Mattson has been busy since his 2011 debut, putting out five releases, including the Polaris Music Prize nominated Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold (2014) and the JUNO Award nominated EP Avalanche (2015). His work highlights emotive narratives with grandeur and vulnerability, sung in a sweet falsetto-flirting tenor. Although rooted in the singer-songwriter world, he has evolved into a veritable pop wunderkind, wielding pristine synths as masterfully as he does acoustic shimmer. His new single “Broken In Two” – the single for his just-released coming-of-age album about the in-between days of post-adolescence and pre-adulthood – includes haunting keyboards and drum machines.