Whatever your taste in music you can’t deny that Australia has produced some of the greatest female artists of all time. From Olivia Newton John and Kylie Minogue to Sia and Iggy Azalea via Natalie Imbruglia and Delta Goodrem; the global pop music landscape would look very different without the contributions of these incredible women.
It comes as no surprise, then, that in 2019 Australia looks set to unleash her newest musical talent on the world. Allow us to introduce you to Kelly Matejcic.
As with many successful pop artists of the last two decades, Matejcic began by uploading cover versions of her favourite songs on to her YouTube channel. It wasn’t long before Producers were contacting her daily with offers to work with them. From here, Matejcic decided she wanted to write and produce her own original music and she released her first two singles, Let You Know and Let’s Get Crazy, earlier this year.
Matejcic hails from Adelaide where her passion for music began at a young age. She started writing and singing with her brother, Daniel, in their early teens and it’s clear from speaking to Kelly that she’s remained lovingly involved in every step of the creative process. It’s that family bond that makes Never Be Lonely, her third single released today, so special.
Never Be Lonely started out as an acoustic instrumental that Daniel played in her living room. She instantly loved the sound and they decided to start working on it together. Matejcic wrote the lyrics and they came up with the melody before sending the demo to Swedish producer Charlie Cavonius who worked his magic on the track. “He’s really great at taking songs and making them even better” says Matejcic. ”We really trust him”.
In an increasingly popular way to make music, Matejcic, her brother and Cavonius worked on the track over email, without ever being in the studio together. The whole process took six months from start to finish and the result is a laid-back pop dance track reminiscent of long, lazy summers spent in Ibiza. Powerful and introspective, Never Be Lonely is sure to be at the top of your summer playlist for the foreseeable future.
So what’s next for Kelly? Her intention is to keep releasing new music every six or so weeks and with several top secret collaborations on the horizon, 2019 looks set to be an exciting year for pop music. With her authentic and honest song writing skills and killer soulful vocals, we bet it won’t be too long until we see an album and who knows, maybe a tour or two.