Floating

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Floating is the brand new release from singer, songwriter, and producer Mattie Safer. Safer first captured the public's attention with his era-defining work as the bassist and co-lead vocalist in The Rapture. Fresh off the heels of All We Are (Remixes) (featuring remixes of his recent single from Dave Nada & Thando1988) and a successful collaboration with Swedish producer Blende (“Back To Summertime”—Tune of the Month in Mixmag), Safer, returns with a brand new single, “Floating.” Floating is a neo-disco scorcher produced with Filip Nikolic, singer and producer of the band Poolside (who also produces under the name Turbotito). Bringing a classic Paradise Garage feel to a modern electronic soundscape, “Floating” is both timeless and futuristic in its sound and message.

A multi-instrumentalist who performs all the instruments as well as writing and singing, Safer reflects on the discord and cultural clashes of the modern world and imagines an escape into the cosmos: “10,000 light years away, maybe we find us a place/Where all the bullshit around can disappear without trace/Without the weight of the world we’ll find a loving embrace/Live a beautiful life floating in outer space.” the point, according to Safer, is that “if we could find ways to see past the things that divide us--race, class, gender, religion, sexual-orientation--we would see that we really are all very similar and have lots of relatable hopes and wants. Above all, to be treated fairly and kindly by those around us. I just get frustrated trying to figure out how to get people to learn to respect each other’s differences and accept love each other. I’m not saying there aren’t legitimate problems and grievances. Writing this song was just a way to express the hope that we can get past all that and solve problems together.”

“Floating,” the third release on Safer’s Dream City Sounds is an instant classic and will be available across all digital platforms July 28th.

lyrics

Sometimes late at night, I get to questioning
Like why do we fight? Can't we just live in harmony?
And then I look to the sky and wonder if there's another way
If we could shed our history and live in the truth of today

10,000 light years away maybe we find us a place
Where all the bullshit around can disappear without trace
Without the weight of the world we'll find a loving embrace
Live a beautiful life floating in outerspace

If we didn't have these earthly things would hatred simply disappear?
Without posessions to divide us tell me could we just forget our fear?
Cuz times are rough and life gets tough and I just want to slip away into abyss
Escape from all the petty lies that terrorize into a quiet peaceful bliss

10,000 light years away maybe we find us a place
Where all the bullshit around can disappear without trace
Without the weight of the world we'll find a loving embrace
Live a beautiful life floating in outerspace

credits

from Floating, track released July 28, 2017
Produced by Filip Nikolic & Mattie Safer

Written by Mattie Safer & Filip Nikolic

Bass, Keys, Guitar, and Vocals by Mattie Safer
Additional Synths and Percussion by Filip Nikolic

Mixed by Filip Nikolic

Mastered by Dale Becker at Becker Mastering

Cover design by Latasha Alcindor
Cover photo by Shayan Asgharnia

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Mattie Safer New York

NYC. Singer, songwriter, producer. A bit of grit and a touch of class. Former singer/bassist for The Rapture.

Let's Work: info@mattiesafer.com
Press: aleixfmartinez@gmail.com
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