EP: ripmattblack – Happy Hour EP
The Genre-Bending New EP Boasts Buzzing Singles Like “Sore Loser,” “Lilac,” and “You Love It!”
Flashing an impish smile and a knack for clever songwriting, ripmattblack is Florida’s next alt-pop hero. Funneling his myriad influences into a punchy debut EP, Matt shares Happy Hour. Executive-produced by Take A Daytrip, the in-demand production duo, the Happy Hour EP is a sunny and vibrant affair, propelled by Matt’s impish charm and detail-oriented accounts of modern love. Happy Hour bounces from bouncy guitar pop in recent single “Lilac,” harder-driving pop-punk in “Wonderland,“ to trap-oriented sounds on “Control.” The new EP boasts ell-received singles like “You Love It!,” which has over 500k streams across platforms, and “Sore Loser,” which racked up over 1 million streams on Spotify and 150k views on YouTube, and was included on Spotify’s Teardrop playlist (566k followers). Featuring an appearance from fellow Naples native Ben Chandler, Happy Hour EP arrives via Alamo Records.
One of the leading lights of a rising Southwest Florida pop scene, along with his close friend Dominic Fike, Matt Black is a crafty songwriter, equally influenced by hip-hop and modern rock. Citing artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lil Wayne, Lil Peep, and Blink 182 as inspirations, the 24-year-old artist started to gain traction with tracks like “Winnebago,“ featuring ALX Fike (Dominic’s brother), earning placements in publications like ELEVATOR and Lyrical Lemonade, who called “Sore Loser” “an intoxicating, pop-centric offering.” Now living and recording in Los Angeles, Matt is perfecting his genre-bending style as he looks to make his mark on the new decade.
Buy/Stream Happy Hour EP: https://smarturl.it/ripmbHappyHour
Happy Hour EP tracklist:
3. All U Need
4. Wonderland (feat. Ben Chandler)
5. You Love It!
6. Nights Like This
7. Sore Loser
ripmattblack is a 24 year old rapper/singer/songwriter from Naples, Florida who is signed to Alamo Records. Matt is considered an architect in the growing renaissance of creatives in Southwest Florida, including Dominic Fike, Alx Fike, Ben Chandler, Kevin Carbo (Capi), Nate Traveller and BabyJake. Matt’s first single since signing, the Take A Daytrip-produced “Sore Loser” has racked up over 750k streams on Spotify and remains on Spotify’s “Tear Drop” playlist. Matt is currently managed by TMWRK, whose roster includes Diplo, Dillon Francis and A-Trak. Matt is currently preparing to release his debut EP Happy Hour on April 28th via Alamo Records.
Happy Hour EP: https://smarturl.it/ripmbHappyHour
“Sore Loser” (Prod. by Take a Daytrip): https://youtu.be/LGPGaDXRT9Y
“Winnebago” ft. ALX Fike: https://youtu.be/oh9glUwd3X8