Mats Wawa Transmits The Joy Of Being Starstruck In “Sparkly Eyes”

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Norwegian quintet Mats Wawa boxes us into that heart-stopping moment of being starstruck by one of your favorite celebrities in new single “Sparkly Eyes.” Drawing influences from 60s with a swirling twist of starry-eyed pop, the quintet creates a rich buoyant journey that channels the surreal magic of such moment. Stream below:

In their own words, “Sparkly Eyes” is about “being really star struck. Our guitar player Terje (Vea Torkellsen) is a huge Sean O’Hagan fan. I just tried to put into words what I envision would go on inside his head if he met O’Hagan on the street. Musically, it’s inspired by gospel and Laura Nyro, especially Nyro’s song ‘Lu.’”

Mats Wawa started as the bedroom project of Mats Mentzen Wang who eventually recruited four other members and started spreading their music acrss festivals in Europe. They’re currently working on their upcoming album.