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“Still believe in Lies” – a truth-teller

MATTIAS LIES

Album: “Still believe in Lies”
Date of Release: November 12th 2013
Label: Lies Musik – Distribution: Union Distribution

The Singer-songwriter Mattias Lies continues on life’s journey at a time when many roads are converging. On the upcoming release “Still believe in Lies” he’s reflecting upon events such as love to those closest to him, his checkered past and worldly phenomena. Still believe in Lies” is coming to terms with bygone and contemporary eras, it emphasizes the value of standing up for yourself and what you believe in- a bubbling cauldron, colored by all kinds of experiences.

 I’ve been reflecting and confronting my past for over ten years and I feel I’m getting ashore now,” says Mattias, and continues: “I have come to realize what my life is about and I wrote this album on that basis.”

Few artists have the ability to envisage such a project but Mattias does so with a natural confidence, without compromising on either personal statement or integrity.

The second release of Mattias Lies, “Messages” (2008), was a dramatic departure from his former folky Swedish release ”Mattias Lies”(2006). Anyone who’s been listening to these previous recordings realize the great difference between them and that we’re dealing with pure musical progress in a very creative and artful way. This applies both to the lyrics and the music but mainly to the clear and intimate voice of Mattias Lies. The music is characterized by his distinctive voice, full of tempered force and powered by undeniable artistic credibility. It makes the listener realize that life is not so damn easy; it challenges the listener to seek their own internal answers.

The influences that Mattias earlier embraced from role models like Tom Petty and Neil Young are still present but now in a much more subtle way. The new song material bears traces of several musical worlds – dirty 60′s pop á-la The Kinks mixed successfully with both blues, soul and rock music. Spontaneity characterizes the music where the distinctive voice of Mattias is given a legitimate space in tune with the lyrics, conveying a glowing energy that is contagious from the time the first note strikes.

Like the Swedish group Eskobar among others, Mattias will once again drop the album on his own label in order to remain independent and be able to retain control over his musical career. “Still believe in Lies” is produced by Magnus Bergman and four singles are already released, available at ITunes and Spotify.