Katmaz is Matthew Kaz, an American songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who approaches music from the visual sense first, which often results in an emotional and cinematic sound. Influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Beck, and Gorillaz, the Brooklyn-based artist gave a sample of his emotive, soulful strain of music with his release Nautical Things in April of 2016.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing a new track, “Afterlife.” This is what Katmaz had to say about it.
“‘Afterlife'” is a song I wrote a long time ago that has just been sitting in my hard drive for years. I decided to go back at it and fit it into a direction that I am moving in as an artist. The song uses the idea of reincarnation as a metaphor for love. Specifically, the first verse is the image of a fish constantly battling upstream and getting nowhere, so it decides to travel down stream falling off a waterfall. The second verse is the image of a rodent in a village that is lured away by music (pied piper kinda deal) to a cliff.
I’d love to do an animated video for this in the way of ‘Riki Tiki Tiki,’ but I’m not sure how to make that happen. The song ends in frustration, and a guitar solo to take out said frustration.”
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