Saturday Sounds: Mattie Safer “Whenever You’re Ready” (Music Video + Audio)

As we quickly approach the middle of November (ALREADY) after an anxiety-filled presidential election, I wanted to musically smooth it all out for you guys with a nice soulful tune & visually appealing music video. Let me introduce you to Mattie Safer, the DC-bred, bi-coastal crooner whose EP All We Are is sure to make a fan out of you!

His latest single, “Whenever You’re Ready”, evokes a feeling of 70’s soul, reminiscent of Marvin Gaye, but fresh enough to be played in 2016. The song lyrics are a confession to a lover. Mattie explains that he will be available to love the object of his desire whenever she is ready, and not rush her into something that she it not yet prepared for.

The track’s music video, directed by HXLT (formerly Hollywood Holt, for the real ones), is a simple visual told through a multitude of hanging bulbs, with Mattie as the center spotlight. Peep it below.

Digging it? If so, and you live in NYC, he will be performing live on Monday, November 14th at Berlin Bar in the Lower East Side. Check out his website for more info, including his glorious bio written by yours truly. Happy Saturday!

 

Photo by Christelle De Castro

Event: Live At Lyons Wier, “The B-613 Mix” w/ DJ Olivia Dope, June 19th at Lyons Wier Gallery

For this week’s installment of Live At Lyons Wier, we’ve got a special treat! My homegirl DJ Olivia Dope will be spinning 90’s jams for “The B-613 Mix” (Scandal reference anyone?). Along with jammy jams from Miss Dope, there will be a live soul/r&b performance by Mattie Safer.

The evening also hosts the opening of the “Voyeur” group exhibition, curated by Dina Brodsky. The event takes place Thursday, June 19th from 6-9 PM. Not to be missed!

Check out the video re-cap below of last week’s “Live At Lyons Wier” event, featuring “The Slique Mix” by DJ Lighthouse.