Paper Idol

Mar 19, 2022

11:00pm – 11:40pm CT

The Drafting Room

Paper Idol is the genre-bending pop project of LA-based artist and auteur Matan KG. The music, self-described as “delusional pop,” weaves 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 university with a Neuroscience degree, Matan left medical-school ambitions behind to pursue music in LA. In under three years, he has released a long string of singles and 2 EP's, which have amassed over 35 million streams and been placed on Spotify editorial playlists Indie Pop, Alternative Beats, OFF POP, and metropolis. The music has been lauded by BBC Radio 1, Billboard, Under the Radar, and Dancing Astronaut. His upcoming EP The Playground, out this year, will chronicle eight phases of childhood in eight tracks.

Featuring former classmate Adam Rochelle (keys), Paper Idol's live set combines electronic samplers and real instrumentation to create an experience perfect for the dancefloor or the ballroom. With another EP and debut album on the way, Paper Idol continues to rally a generation bombarded by reality and desperate for an escape.

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