PLUS SIGNS TO SINCE ‘93 AND RCA US
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‘METTE has properly cemented her career pivot from professional dancer to full-time, bonafide musician.’ – The Face
‘METTE is the triple threat taking her artistry to the next level’ – Hunger
‘Triple threat performer is finally making her popstar dream a reality’ – NME
‘A gorgeously unbounded and experimental amalgam of sound, shade, and story… METTE is soon to be dancing to her own famed discography’ – The Line of Best Fit
Today, multi-hyphenate artist METTE has released her highly anticipated new single ‘VAN GOGH’. Listen HERE / watch the video HERE. The track is taken from METTE’s forthcoming EP ‘METTENARRATIVE’ which will be released on 22nd September.
Produced by Jonny Lattimer (Rina Sawayama, Joy Crookes) and Mike Sabath (Raye, Lizzo), ‘VAN GOGH’ fuses catchy pop melodies with danceable funk and R&B grooves to create an upbeat feel. Lyrically, METTE cites icons like Janet Jackson as she sings of finding creative inspiration through a muse. The accompanying music video, directed by Camille Summers-Valli, puts METTE’s stunning dance and movement talent to the fore, evoking a continuous feel with synchronized moves whilst simultaneously switching between various eye-catching characters throughout.
Speaking about the track, METTE says: ‘VAN GOGH is a message in a bottle to the many muse(s) that live inside of me – inside all of us, in fact. I’m continually drawing inspiration from my internal and external worlds, and I remain awed by the beauty of dance. I love making music I can dance to, and as the opening lyric to VAN GOGH exemplifies, “I’m motivated by the way you move…”
METTE has been having a standout year since the release of her single ‘Mama’s Eyes’. The track hit #1 in the UK Club Chart, amassed over 5 million streams and garnered key tastemaker support from BBC Radio 1, Clara Amfo, The Face, NME, Clash, Elle, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, The Fader, The Guardian and more. Not stopping there, 2023 has also seen METTE grace the covers of Notion, BEAT and Hunger.
Minnesota native METTE exploded onto the pop cultural landscape as the fearless star in N.E.R.D and Rihanna’s ‘Lemon’ video and was a long-standing member of Pharrell’s dance squad The Baes. METTE also starred alongside J-Lo in the film Hustlers and more recently played ‘Video Girl Barbie’ in the box office record breaking, star studded cast of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’. If that wasn’t enough, she also partnered with Alexander McQueen for the Sprint Runner and SS23 campaigns, by Grammy Award winning directors, Sophie Muller and Jonas Åkerlund, respectively.
In line with the release, today it has been announced that METTE has signed to Since ‘93 and RCA US. Co-President of RCA UK and Since ‘93 Glyn Aikins and RCA COO John Fleckenstein offer the following about the signing:
Co-President of RCA UK and Since ‘93, Glyn Aikins says: ‘We are delighted to welcome METTE to the Since ’93 family alongside RCA US. A multi-hyphenate artist and quadruple threat, METTE’s music showcases the depths of her unique artistry. A force to be reckoned with, METTE is an all-round entertainer and is destined to become a global superstar – watch out!’
COO of RCA Records, John Fleckenstein says: “METTE is a truly dynamic creative force. music, film, dance, fashion… and with something real to say. We couldn’t be prouder to team up with our UK team at Since 93/Sony UK – and to have the opportunity to bring the world to the incredible talent that is METTE.”
‘VAN GOGH’ marks another bold step forward for METTE which further solidifies her status as one of the most exciting artists to watch for 2023.