Photo: Stoked PR
Photo: Stoked PR

Matt Wills is a young singer-songwriter from London, setting out on a tour with ‘Coffee House Sessions’, which is a national acoustic touring circuit that provides fresh artists with exposure through performances in coffee houses across the UK.

Matt’s music is acoustic at heart, but also features 80’s and hip hop elements, and all his songs are written about girls and being in love. He loves the whole vibe of the Coffee House Sessions and doing something different, his favourite thing about touring is getting out of the London bubble and meeting people who know his music from different parts of the country.

His latest EP is called ‘Hurricane’ and can be found on Spotify. The inspiration for this song was falling in love with a girl on a one night stand that never called back, and it features a rap verse from Devlin, who Matt names as one of his main idols. As a huge fan of Devlin getting to collaborate with him is a stand out moment of Matt’s career so far.

Matt has a new EP out next week, and huge plans for 2017; including tours and the release of his debut album. When asked what music he’s listening to at the minute, his Spotify playlist featured Kojey Radical, Abra, Slaves, Ben Howard and Adele to name a few.

As an artist, he was first picked up by BBC introducing, and his advice for aspiring songwriters is to keep writing music, get it out there and show people. He said ‘I didn’t have a Plan B, because if you have that you’ve failed, make music your plan A and become a musician’.

Matt will be coming to the University of Lincoln and performing in The Swan Students Union Bar on the 6th December at 5pm.