Matoma has blessed us today with a new album/playlist today punnily named Hakuna Matoma. His timing couldn’t have been better because I’m seeing him live TONIGHT in Chicago alongside Louis the Child and The Chainsmokers. Many of the songs on this setlist have already been released, but there are three new ones, including “Knives.” This is my favorite of the new releases because it is very chill and has elements of Matoma’s signature tropical sound in the background, but he keeps it chill and adds a bit of depth to his sound. As Matoma himself says in the song description, “lot of my music is really happy and party but I think this gets in the heart a little deeper.” With acoustic riffs, a more “tribal” than “tropical” beat, and smooth sounds provided by FRENSHIP, this is a great song for any chill sesh. I hope he plays it tonight when we need to cool down a bit.