Multi-hyphenate artist METTE, also known as Mette Towley, released her debut EP "METTENARRATIVE" last week and has already made it clear that she is here to stay. The Minnesota-born performer decided at the young age of 16 she wanted to dance professionally, attending dance school and moving to LA to kickstart her career. Her drive and skill landed her an audition with Pharrell, who she went on to dance with for five years. Most notably, the dancer featured as the main subject of the music video for Rihanna and N.E.R.D's song "Lemon." Not to mention, METTE has featured in the Jennifer Lopez film "Hustlers" and the global phenomenon that is Greta Gerwig's "Barbie."

Her transition from dancer to musician felt very natural. She began to shadow artists and write poetry, eventually making the right connections and developing her songwriting abilities. METTE released the first single off of the project, "VAN GOGH," in congruence with the news of her signing with both Since '93 and RCA Records.

"METTENARRATIVE" is a body of work as multi-faceted as its author. A mix of electronic, R&B, dance & pop, METTE's project displays her full range of artistry. METTE seems just as comfortable serenading over upbeat, uplifting instrumentals as she does delivering razor sharp bars over pop-infused drum & bass. With producers like Mike Sabath and Jonny Lattimer – who have collectively produced with Lizzo, RAYE & Rina Sawayama – working on the records, METTE is able to straddle the commercial pop sound while injecting her own originality and swagger.

Now that her music is finally out in the world, METTE has expressed her gratitude, explaining how she wants "to celebrate the human experience and make beauty out of it. I want to make people feel inspired, empowered, glorious. I hope I can mirror all of that." The Minnesota performer has earned playlist placements on New Music Friday Dance, Good Vibes, night pop & more.

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