Matthew Alexander returns with ‘Overboard’ and ‘Meraki’ EP

"It's a conceptual celebratory song about alcohol consumption with an underlying melancholy nod towards alcohol abuse and lack of love. This song means a lot to me, as all of the songs I write do."
13 March 2024

Revisiting musical Brilliance. An expedition in excellence

​After making waves with his debut single Aligned, which received instant praise on BBC Radio 1xtra, Matthew Alexander comes back with a renewed vision.​ The multifaceted singer-songwriter and producer from East London’s Hackney area, ​presents the sleek 5 track EP Meraki.

Formerly known as Mista, Matthew Alexander sets out on a voyage of self-discovery, discarding his stage name to rediscover his musical roots and essence.​ With Meraki, released under his independent label Matthew Alexander Music Ltd, he showcases his knack for effortlessly combining the timeless charm of R&B and soul with a modern flair that connects with audiences of all ages.

The EP’s lead single, Overboard, exudes a nostalgic charm, enveloping listeners in its lush blend of R&B-infused pop. Matthew’s soulful vocals, reminiscent of classic R&B legends, intertwine seamlessly with intricate melodies, crafted with acoustic and electric guitar elements, all produced entirely by Matthew in his home studio.

Reflecting on the inspiration behind Overboard, Matthew shares, “It’s a conceptual celebratory song about alcohol consumption with an underlying melancholy nod towards alcohol abuse and lack of love. This song means a lot to me, as all of the songs I write do.”

Overboard takes listeners back to the golden era of R&B, resonating with the pop-infused sounds of the 80s and 90s while carving out a distinct niche in today’s music scene. Inspired by R&B legends like Craig David, Brandy, and Musiq Soulchild, Matthew Alexander imbues every note of Overboard with soulful richness and irresistible hooks.

Meraki solidifies Matthew Alexander as a standout artist for 2024.

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