- 24 May 21
The 21-year-old has teamed up with Berlin-based R&B artist Lucy McWilliams on the track, which drops this Friday.
Irish indie act Matthew Harris is entering the scene under his new CHAMELEON alias to release his debut single 'You Know' this Friday, May 28th.
Following the widespread success of production efforts with the likes of Malaki, Nealo, Jeorge II and Gemma Bradley, Harris is changing lanes to bring us a new music video with Hot for 2021 act Lucy McWilliams.
Since his early work with Malaki, the young Dublin native has been establishing himself both as a talented producer and divergent artist across the country.
Drawing from a wide variety of influences - including Brockhampton, James Blake and Arlo Parks - Matthew’s genre-bending production and expressive voice synthesises the immediacy and excitement of the aforementioned acts in a fresh, captivating way.
The self self-taught musician and producer creates all of his material himself from home. His production style is uniquely eclectic, allowing him to dip into many different genres, such as the Bossa Nova-infused R&B present on Lucy McWilliams’ 'Runaway', or the more laid back, lo-fi hip-hop 'Fair Play' with Malaki.
CHAMELEON is a name chosen to represent the variety of the music and the assimilative nature of Harris' role as a producer. The moniker will be an entirely separate entity to Matthew Harris, showcasing more production-based talents in 2021.
Berlin-based artist McWilliams has been establishing her place within the Irish R&B scene since her 2020 debut hit, 'Fair Play'. Lucy’s deep, soulful voice backed by R&B grooves and Bossa Nova beats is hypnotic, while her Celeste-like lyrics capture a vulnerability that resonates with her generation.
While 'Fair Play' is well on its way to 4 million Spotify streams, Matthew and Lucy have also received huge support from BBC Radio 1, RTE 2FM, Today FM, 98FM, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. They have also amassed a multitude of placements on Spotify’s curated playlists.
'You Know' marks a new era for Harris, but he meets this challenge with the support of his close friend and frequent collaborator, McWilliams. Backed by an immersive soundscape of synths and bass, the pair allow each other room to express their individual emotions. With luscious harmonies, captivating melodies and soul to the core; their latest offering is set to be a summer gem.
“The song came about while messing around with a more lo-fi sound, experimenting with dirtier, dustier textures," CHAMELEON says of the origins of the track, which found its roots last summer in writing sessions. "It was a demo for a while before we returned to it earlier this year, and seeing how excited it made us, decided to finish it shortly after.”
Get ready for the brand new music video to drop for 'You Know' this Friday, and watch this space for CHAMELEON.