Singles and EPs
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew Santos, best known as the singer from Lupe Fiasco’s “Superstar," reemerges as MA/SA with his first single release in five years, “Back to Earth”. Since his last solo LP release in 2015 under Matthew Santos, MA/SA has been fronting the Chicago-based band MONAKR, touring extensively through the U.S. with plays at SXSW, CRSSD Fest, and Mamby. On screen, MONAKR's music earned placements in the Hollywood film Love, Simon and TV show Shades of Blue. In recent years, MA/SA has collaborated with
Grammy-winning Daveed Diggs (Seven Nights in Chicago), NGHTMRE (Feeling Gud), Saba Pivot (Bucket List) while touring with Dessa throughout Europe, China and N. America. Drawing on soul, R’nB, and pop influences, “Back to Earth” is a collaborative effort with multi-platinum producer J.Kelr (Chance the Rapper, Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar) in conjunction with Nick Breton at Truth Studios. MA/SA’s inimitable voice sets a retrospective and vulnerable tone, cascading over hip/hop infused beats, dusted in crackling vinyl and gleaming with brassy overtones.