Matthew Koma opens up about eating disorder in ‘Dear Ana’ featuring Jai Wolf
Matthew Koma is known for his distinct, stunning vocal range that has been featured on hits such as Zedd’s “Spectrum” and “Years” by Alesso. Co-writing and appearing on both tracks, Koma also helped create Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso Feat. Ryan Tedder’s “Calling (Lose My Mind).” After eight Beatport #1 hits, 4 Billboard Top 10s, and a #1 Billboard single GRAMMY-award winning song, “Clarity,” which he co-wrote with Zedd, Entertainment Tonight dubbed Matthew Koma as “the Man with EDM’s Golden Touch.”
“Dear Ana” moves in a very personal direction for the New York born artist, as Matthew Koma speaks about his newest release, telling a story about an extremely difficult time in his life.
“‘Dear Ana’ is a song about my battle with an eating disorder that nearly killed me. I always had some issues around body image and body dysmorphia but didn’t have the strength to face it or talk about it openly. I became so mentally and physically exhausted and it didn’t get any better in the context of shooting photos and music videos, doing promo etc. I finally hit a rock bottom when it was a matter of survival, but admitting it was only the first step of a very long and hard journey. I wrote this song during my first week of recovery. It takes conscious decisions every day to continue overcoming the thoughts, patterns and fears…but with the right support and headspace, I’m grateful to be heading in the right direction.”
His latest, “Dear Ana,” is a slow-rolling and touching ballad that showcases Matthew Koma and Jai Wolf’s styles in a cohesive, smooth manner. Matthew wrote this song last year during the early stages of his recovery from an eating disorder. The song is an heart-breaking and honest testament to his struggle and emotional healing during the recovery process.