musician, songwriter and producer Mattias Roos is a founding
member of the band Soweco that he formed with drummer Peter
Gustavsson in 2011. He started his solo career with the
album My Story (2016). His second project Movin'
Up (2017) is destined to make a breakthrough on the
American music market.
Mattias Roos performs on the new album piano, Rhodes,
keyboards, synth bass, programming & editing. He is
accompanied on selected tracks by U-Nam (lead guitar), Elan
Trotman (tenor sax), Dwayne «Smitty» Smith,
(bass), Wictor Persson (drums), Samuel Olofsson,
(guitar), Markus Asplund (trumpet), David Ehrlin (sax) and
Greger Hillman (sax section).
Central theme of the new album is the title song Movin'
Up. The uplifting melody is the right stuff to bring
you on the next level and U-Nam on guitar is now launching
the second stage of joy. Take It Higher shows a
giant step forward in artistic weight class with a simple
melody which is transposed by a perfect arrangement to a
catchy unforgettable something.
Midnight Drive reveals a certain flair of fine
synth horn and strings background, which is typical for the
time of the eighties. A signature sound by U-Nam who had the
hand on the production. If you are a romantic type, you will
probably choose From Me to You with a somewhat
nostalgic expression and a splendid Samel Olofsson guitar
decoration. Just Between Us featuring saxophonist
Elan Trotman also places everything on the romantic card.
You’re My Everything first opts on the ambient
Rhodes sound, before the track speeds up to a fanfare-like
theme with trumpeter Markus Asplund in the lead. Should your
ears want even more caressing, listen carefully to Touch
the Sky. Ok, you are not blinded by Sunset View,
but this captivating piano/Rhodes tune is for your ears
On Stay for a While Mattias flashes another side of
his melodic personality. The breathy City Nights
blends piano and guitar to a hooking gem with a nuanced
texture of elegance.
With Movin' Up Mattias Roos delivers a piece of
artistic brilliance with an arrow pointing straight up! This
is the start of a sonic evolution.