As with Lasse Matthiessen’s 2021 EP, his new single, ‘Emotional‘, carries on his transformation from acoustic singer songwriter to sophisticated synthpop.
The lines “You’re playing with the fabric of time,” the opening lyrics of ‘Emotional’ illustrate Lasse’s elegant dexterity, using poetic and simple words to create sophisticated, mature lyrics. The song thrives on a modern, sensuous-driven electronic production that beats with an 80’s heart: as if there’s a hint of a “Stranger Things” reference hanging over the composition and a constant gloom seeping into the track – contrasted by Lasse’s intimate baritone voice.
Lasse says of the track: “I wrote ‘Emotional’ in Hamburg after a concert. It was created by the neon lights of the night, the noise, the sweat, the beat and the pumping pulse in the Reeperbahn neighbourhood. It came from everything that you can’t control in your life… and then comes the chorus where I shut out all noise and sing while sitting next to the listener’s ear: ‘I get so emotional and I can’t seem to control myself.”
Lasse”s next album, Dreams, will hopefully get a Winter release.