Paper Idol Young Hearts
Release Date 21/10/2022
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CloudKid Presents Paper Idol - Young Hearts

On his last track with CloudKid before his second EP drop, Paper Idol drops ‘Young Hearts,‘ a track he says will take listeners on a middle school love affair. Fun and bouncy with indie-pop and late 90s rock sensibilities, the track focuses on one’s first middle-school crush and the emotional rollercoaster that those first feelings take one’s younger self through.

He says, “I wrote the song about that first middle-school crush. There’s something so innocent and pure about that moment, that person, the time in your life where it’s the first sense of intense emotionality you experience while growing up and into adolescence. You know, even though it’s doomed to fail, it feels like the most important thing in the world at that time. As you age, love and relationships become more complicated. The song is about yearning that pure, simple crush experience again. It’s sweet, wholesome, nostalgic and this is a fun song to jam to while remembering that!”  

»It's doomed to fail, but it's the most important thing.«

Paper Idol – real name Matan KG – describes his music as “delusional pop.” True, his songs weave between dance music and alternative into “something unique and utterly disarming” (Beats per Minute), with storytelling that blurs the line between reality and fantasy, optimism and delusion. After graduating from university with a Neuroscience degree, Matan left his medical-school ambitions behind to pursue music in LA. In just under three years, he has released a long string of singles and two EPs, which have amassed over 35 million streams across platforms and secured coveted placements on Spotify Editorial playlists such as Indie PopAlternative Beats, OFF POP, and metropolis.  Paper Idol has also been lauded by BBC Radio 1, Billboard,, Under the Radar, and Dancing Astronaut. The music has been featured in placements such as CW’s Nancy Drew,  NBC’s The Equalizer, and Disney’s SPIN. His upcoming EP, ‘The Playground chronicles eight phases of childhood in eight tracks. His final single of the series “Young Hearts” marks the final chapter before the upcoming The Playground project drops, as the artist continues to rally a generation bombarded by reality and desperate for an escape.