• Bryon Harris

Matt Nation - 'Rose Gold'

Review by Sylvie Marie & Staff

“Rose Gold” is a delicate, sexy, smooth song with swagger and class. A rich backing track with harmonic complexity and melodic brilliance sets an excellent backdrop for Matt Nation’s tricked-out vocals. Drums keep this track moving forward slow and steady, while bass and synth lines keep the energy level high. This song is simultaneously mellow and energizing…a fascinating accomplishment.


Lyrically, “Rose Gold” is bittersweet. Themes of surface level connections and the complexities of intimacy are explored artistically. “Make me, wanna believe in love, Rollin’ in yo sheets, Lip tucked in yo teeth, Drop down to yo knees.” Nation’s delivery is confident and smooth, giving the music believability. “Drape my heart in rose gold, Time moving in slow mo, If ya leaving don’t let goo.” The sweetness of the music shines an emotional light on these lyrics.

“Rose Gold” contains arrangement intricacies that allow it to stand out from the pack. In a contract to the lyrical themes, this song’s genuine quality contains no illusions. Sonic layering, mixing, and dynamic developments converge together in a highly cohesive musical statement. There is a depth to this music that will have listeners sinking in. A catchy hook and an undeniable beat…“Rose Gold” is an absolute winner.

About Matt Nation


Matt Nation is a Brooklyn-born songwriter, singer, producer, and musician based in New York. During his sophomore year of college, Matt officially began producing his music. Later, Matt’s performances at College Music Festivals would give him the momentum to do live gigs in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island. His charismatic stage presence and intense performances transcend audiences into a bouncing euphoric state. Matt has garnered attention and a loyal following as the headliner at music venues throughout New York.

Matt’s songs are inspired by the pressures of being a twenty-something-year-old trying to figure out their way in the world. His lyrics often express the embracing of the lesser-than-perfect parts of oneself and takes on the emotional highs & lows of relationships. Matt Nation’s newly released singles “Ms. McGuire” and “Rose Gold” both out on all platforms, takes us into a journey of self-discovery on definitions of love. His music and storytelling are of deep introspection, contrasted with infectious beats and hooks that make you come back for more. The “Ms. McGuire” official music video recently released on Youtube will soon be followed up with the “Blue Dream” official music video.

Matt Nation’s music moves effortlessly between the genres of R&B, Pop, Rap, and Indie/Alternative. His lyrics encompass struggles, resilience and takes on the modern-day love story, neatly wrapped in deceivingly energetic and enthusiastic production. The Pop sound coupled with the driving 808’s of “Ms. McGuire” to the wavy rollercoaster ride of “Life Aquatic”; the atmospheric trippy sound of “Blue Dream” to the dark introspective trap soul vibe of “Rose Gold” is all original songs in Matt Nation’s arsenal in his upcoming debut EP. Matt Nation’s much-anticipated debut EP drops in Summer 2021. In 2021 Matt will be heading to the West Coast - Performance dates- TBA.


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