CloudKid Presents Paper Idol - imstillhere
Paper Idol’s first new track of the year, post his album ‘The Playground’ out last fall — and its Deluxe Edition released last month — is a sad one, but also a happy, nostalgia track filled with fun, bouncy beats and signature guitars and production. On ‘imstillhere,’ the artist, reflects on a time with his former past and of his family.
He says, “The song is about my late step-grandmother, Eva. We used to spend a lot of time together; she was such a loving human being. Sadly, she passed away two years ago, and this song is my way of processing that. Initially, the song seems like it’s lamenting a breakup (“you were all mine for a time”) but slowly, it is revealed to be about grieving. The song is about how the love and influence of family leaves an everlasting imprint on oneself.”
»It leaves an everlasting imprint.«
Paper Idol is the genre-bending pop project of LA-based artist and auteur Matan KG. The music weaves dance music and indie-pop into “something unique and utterly disarming” (Beats per Minute), with storytelling that blurs the line between reality and fantasy, optimism and delusion, the sentimental and the absurd. After graduating university with a Neuroscience degree, Matan left medical-school ambitions behind to pursue music in LA. In under three years, he has released a string of singles and 2 EPs, multiple collaborations with forward-thinking dance artists (Yung Bae, Wankelmut, NASAYA), and has been lauded by BBC Radio 1, Billboard, Consequence, Under the Radar, and Dancing Astronaut. Featuring former classmate Adam Rochelle (keys), Paper Idol has performed the Fonda Theater, The Teragram Ballroom, and an official showcase at South By Southwest. He has also shared stages with Sylvan Esso, Two Feet, Lewis Del Mar, and Washed Out across festivals in the US over the past year. With his debut album, The Playground, behind him, Paper Idol hopes to continue rallying a generation bombarded by reality and desperate for an escape.