Today, we’re excited to premiere a new track from L.A. artist Matre titled Who The Crown Fits, which sees production from Factor Chandelier and acts as an appetizer for Matre’s forthcoming EP of the same name. Per press release, we learn that the creation of this project all started with a fateful trip past the northern U.S. border:
A decade ago, L.A. rapper Matre got off a plane in the middle of the Western Canadian prairies to start a tour in a city he had never heard of. He was quickly greeted by a surprisingly vibrant hip hop scene, and hosted by one of its most prominent figures, producer Factor Chandelier (Myka 9, Astronautalis, Awol One), native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The city became a favorite tour stop for the L.A. MC, and he and Factor became close collaborators, building a synergy and sound that now culminates in this unique, style-bending EP…
Also learned is the meaning behind the EP’s title, which centers around inviting every listener to “claim the ‘crown’ inherently belonging to each of us — to step full into our power as creators of our world.
Enjoy a stream of “Who The Crown Fits,” below, and show support by picking up the new single via Matre’s Bandcamp (you can also check out the song’s lyrics there). Who The Crown Fits (the EP) drops March 2nd via 7BillionCrowns.
MATRE – WHO THE CROWN FITS (TRACKLISTING):
1. Who The Crown Fits
2. Different Door (Feat. Lesley Kemochan)
3. Today’s New Love Song (Leavin’ You)
4. No Hands
5. Freedom Drill
6. Pray For Rain