Washington, DC-based singer/songwriter, Maryjo Mattea is preparing to play the Love + Solidarity Collective’s Halloween Freakout on October 27th with Allthebestkids. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere Mattea’s collaboration with Allthebestkids’ rapper, Cody Valentine called “The Other Side.” Mattea says “lots of people dream of quitting their jobs and leaving home in pursuit of adventure and enlightenment. ‘The Other Side’ tells the story of one individual who actually went through with it and left it all behind.”
The track is reminiscent of Liz Phair, a mixture of grunge rock with pop sensibilities but with Maryjo Mattea’s powerful, unique voice. Listening to the first half of the “The Other Side,” it does not sound like a natural fit to feature a rapper but Cody Valentine masters the jagged rhythmic structure with his unorthodox flow.