MTLDA is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Gothenburg, Sweden. Not too long ago, she released an impressive debut single, entitled, “We Got History,” via 3tone Records.
MTLDA – “We Got History” single
“‘We Got History’ is a self-reflection on how I get blinded by love, and how hard it is for me to let go of someone, even when I know I should. Sentimental people like me, keep holding onto the memories they shared with that person. Our judgment is clouded, and we can only see the positives, even when the relationship is toxic. And we know, but we keep rewinding the wrong version of the story.” – MTLDA explained
‘We Got History’ tells a problematic tale about a young woman who shares an off-and-on relationship with her significant other. Apparently, she only sees the good in her partner, but what she sees is far from the truth. One day, they’re in bed together, and the next day, they’re enemies. Later, she admits that her partner is no good for her and their relationship is extremely toxic.
‘We Got History’ sees MTLDA taking control over the writing and production of her music with the help of her 16-year-old brother, Jonathan. She wrote the demo over a basic melody loop and drum beat before sending it to her brother who worked on the final production. The result is a brooding cut built on bouncy trap-influenced beats. Also, the likable tune contains commanding vocals which showcase MTLDA’s talent for introspective songwriting, laced with both vulnerability and strength.
“We got a history that makes it hard to let go. That’s why I just can’t say no to you.”
“My brother is extremely talented, and he was particularly influenced by Lil Uzi Vert. Also, ‘We Got History’ is a very special song. I have been in so many writing sessions with amazing producers and writers before. But it never felt that natural. The challenge of being in lockdown and not being able to use a recording studio pushed me to write and record on my own. And this sibling creative process has helped me to create something positive.” – MTLDA explained
MTLDA has always been surrounded by music. Her parents were in a band together. They encouraged her to express herself and explore music freely through regular family jam sessions. MTLDA’s love for soul and jazz comes from her grandfather, who was a professional pianist. It was this natural predisposition that drove her to study music for her Master’s degree. Her musical inspirations include powerful singers like Christina Aguilera, as well as contemporary R&B artists including Kehlani, SZA, and Miguel. Also, MTLDA started writing songs with the idea to combine her R&B-laced vocal melodies with production influenced by genre-hopping hip-hop artists such as Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert.
“We Got History” single
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