Matthew Koma has just dropped a brand new song called “Dear Ana” featuring Jai Wolf, and it reveals for the first time that he was struggling with an eating disorder.
“‘Dear Ana‘ is a song about my battle with an eating disorder that nearly killed me,” the 29-year-old singer-songwriter shared on his Instagram. “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,” Matthew added. “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. Thank you @jaiwolfx & @midocamusic for bringing this song to life with me.”
Up-and-comer OneInThe4rest gets a little help from his frequent collaborator Chris Brown on his debut single “Jiu Jitsu,” and you can stream it right here!
“I had a relationship built with him and [singer] Sevyn Streeter for years,” OneInThe4Rest told Billboard about working with Chris. “So I ended up in a position where he was open to take songs, and we would email him song after song, and he just started cutting them.” He adds, “He cut about 75 songs this past year of mine. He’s one of the hardest-working artists there is. He’s like our generation’s Michael [Jackson].”
“At My Best” was the number one most added song at Rhythmic radio the week it was released and has received 20.3M Spotify streams to date. It is already in the Top 20 at Top 40 radio and is one of the fastest growing songs at the format.
Watch the music video below…
Machine Gun Kelly – ‘At My Best’ (feat. Hailee Steinfeld)