Inspirational Norwegian DJ and producer Matoma,best known for singles “All Night” with The Vamps and “I Don’t Dance” withEnrique Iglesias,has released the emotional official music video for the heartwarming single “Heart So Big,” with electronic dance-pop trio A R I Z O N A, which can be found HERE. The track was written with A R I Z O N A’s longtime collaborator PJ Bianco as a love letter to his son with autism.
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The pair have released an emotional music video showing a compilation of what love represents all around the world. Crowdsourced from over 2,000 fan submissions, the raw footage reflects pure happiness, excitement, and a very much needed reminder of all the positivity that exists in our seemingly ordinary daily lives. While the music video shows a diverse group of people from all over the world, it highlights the notion that love is a universal language. Together with simple yet impactful lyrics like “you gotta smile so bright, so bright,” this highly contagious and powerful video is a testimony to the power of love.
Matoma shares, “I couldn’t imagine a better music video for this special song than this! It truly brought me to tears to feel all the love in these incredible videos, like little glimpses into the hearts and memories of people all over the world. Like the song, it’s a reminder to treasure the good that we have in our lives, and that we are all connected by that common joy.”
A R I Z O N A shares, “This song, along with the hopes of raising autism awareness, carries a special notion in general that we should remember to cherish and protect the ones we love in our lives. Sometimes we can be all they have, or vice versa.”
The positivity in the song comes as no surprise to Matoma fans, as he is recognized globally for his charity work behind the music. He recently headlined Gravity Festival, in partnership with EDM juggernaut Proximity, and used his performance to raise money for Red Cross’ Ukraine Crisis Appeal. His livestream raised $10,000 USD in just 45 minutes, breaking past records for the festival; and he decided to match the donations personally.
Following that heartfelt livestream, he purchased three billboards on the i-10 highway to Coachella; originally intended for promoting his new music, but with the tragic war continuing in Ukraine, he decided to put them towards raising funds and awareness for Ukraine humanitarian aid organization Music Saves UA. A video of the billboards via a drone flyover can be found HERE. Matoma’s billboards received worldwide news coverage from outlets across the globe including NME, The FADER, The Independent, MSN, Yahoo News, and Metro UK.
“Heart So Big” follows previous singles “Take Me to the Sunshine”featuring Super-Hi and Bullysongs, “Never Surrender” featuring Steve Garrigan ofKodaline, and “Summer Feeling”featuring Jonah Kagen,which scored record numbers of streams in their first week. “Never Surrender”has since taken off with Matoma and Steve performing the moving track on The Tonight Show (Indonesia) and God Morgen Norge (Norway).