The Undercover Dream Lovers
New Album ‘It's All In Your Head’ Out in Early 2020 + New Single "A Way Out"
Los Angeles-based band The Undercover Dream Lovers is the brainchild of Matt Koenig. The band has shared the official video for "A Way Out" directed by Otium (Widowspeak, Hand Habits) with i-D. The song is the first single to be lifted from The Undercover Dream Lovers debut full-length album It's All in Your Head out in early 2020 and is now available on all streaming services. About the video i-D says, "'A Way Out' weaves together a number of storylines that visually introduce each of the songs on The Undercover Dream Lovers’ forthcoming album It’s All In Your Head... The video also acts as a sonic bridge between Koenig's previous releases (While It’s In Style and In Real Time) and the new record, which is largely influenced by disco and the idea of creating an even more energized, groovy live show."
Originally from Pittsburgh, Matt has never signed with any label, navigating his career completely as an independent act. The band has supported Parcels, Her's, and L'impératrice and is scheduled to play the 2019 Tropicalia Festival on November 10. Citing as his influences Tame Impala, The Beatles, Parcels, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and Daft Punk, he sees himself as a bridge between eras, combining themes and techniques from the past with those pointing the way toward our future.
Immediately recognizable for his groovy bass lines, he produces and mixes all his own songs and writes the majority of them, from time to time inviting a friend into his project for a collaboration. His tracks "Good Luck" and "Come Home" have attracted significant attention to his work – the former hitting 11 million streams on Spotify and charting on Canada & US Viral 50 and the latter hitting 14 million and charting on New Music Friday and US Viral 50. In addition to these strong chart positions, the Undercover Dream Lovers project has appeared in such TV shows as VICE's Fuck That's Delicious, NBC's Good Girls, and ABC's Whiskey Cavalier. Fender also featured the project on their Instagram (2.6 million followers) story.