Don’t get me wrong I love T-Swift but I can only take so much of her. I went on Soundcloud a few weeks ago and I found this EDM song from October, 2015, “I Wish (My Taylor Swift),” by Matthew Koma and the Knocks. This is probably the first time I have ever heard a song that mentions Taylor Swift (or is even named after her).
Matthew Koma is a 28 year-old singer, songwriter and DJ from Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island, New York. You have probably heard his work when he worked with:
- Zedd — “Spectrum” and “Find You”
- Alesso — “Years”
- Tiesto — “Wasted”
- and more
He has also written songs with:
- Zedd — “Clarity”
- Carly Rae Jespen — “This Kiss”
- Hillary Duff — “Confetti”
- and more
Koma has two albums: Parachute that was released in 2012 and The Cherrytree Sessions that was released in 2013. I’ve listened to Koma’s album Parachute and I loved the song 1998 and Stars he put on it. Koma is somewhat like a Ryan Tedder but not that as famous. Koma stated how his family was very musical and because of that he has been playing and writing music. He listened to “Born to Run” by the famous Bruce Springsteen and he immediately knew he was going to write music. Koma’s music is very different from the music he writes for other artists. It’s coming from his heart and his own honesty. Koma then started touring and opening for Owl City. On Koma’s Instagram, you can see that he is performing festivals right now.
The Knocks are an electronic music duo that features Ben “B-Rock” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson. The duo calls themselves the Knocks since when they were younger and played their music loud, people would knock on their door to turn it down. Their first album, 55, was released on March 4, 2016 and has 15 songs. 55 features: Koma, X Ambassadors, Carly Rae Jespen, Walk the Moon, and Fetty Wap.
Koma will be playing a concert on April 2nd in San Diego for those of you in California. The Knocks will be playing their next show on June 4th at Governors Ball in New York, NY (which is a festival I will be going to!).