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Emerging singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Mathews is back with a new single, “Next To Me.” Romantic and mellow; the track finds the 20-year-old indie/bedroom pop artist longing to have his love interest by his side, a sentiment especially relatable as a  pandemic-stricken cuffing season approaches.

Highlighted by an unforgettable hook, earworm chorus, and Shawn’s evocative vocals, “Next To Me” dives into a nostalgic indie-rock soundscape led by Mathews on electric guitar, bass, and live drum kit. “I don’t wanna be / just another guy / I just wanna, just wanna be / everything you like,” he croons over the laidback instrumentation before asserting, “I want you, baby / right next to me / don’t waste my time / if you plan to leave.” Pensive and vulnerable, Shawn once again unveils his knack for catchy songwriting, following his buzzing single, “Wanna Be.”

This year, Shawn Mathews has unveiled a spectrum of releases that channel diverse influences, like Dominic Fike, Khalid, and Omar Apollo, while demonstrating his versatility as a creator and collaborator. Kicking off the year with the emo-rap-infused “Down Bad” and the synth-laden “Higher” featuring Kye, Shawn’s tracks led to the release of his debut EP, Blue, via VALE Records. Shawn also shared a hyperpop-inspired single, “Bored,” led by a booming bass, chopped vocals, and grand synths. With more music on the way in early 2021, Shawn Mathews is a new artist you can’t miss.

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