Self titled album from Mattiel who was born and raised in rural Georgia on her mother’s farm, as an adolescent she found refuge in her mother’s limited record collection, which included records by Donovan, Peter Paul & Mary and The Monkees.
A talented ad designer, illustrator and set builder, she moved to Atlanta and met Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley in 2014 and began writing music that would eventually form the basis of her debut album which was written and recorded quickly over 9 months.
Influenced by the likes of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andre 3000, Marc Bolan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Staple Singers and Jack White among many others, the writing process was simple; Michael and Swilley supplied instrumental compositions and handed them over to Mattiel for lyrical content and melodies. Striking up a friendship with Burger Records, the album received a U.S. release in the autumn of last year. Now the European release is in the hands of Heavenly.