Designer & musician from Atlanta, Georgia. Mattiel was born an only child in Georgia and grew up working on her mothers farm. This rural, isolated space gave her room to grow and experiment with a wide range of interests. As an adolescent, she found refuge in her mothers limited record collection, which included several albums by 60s psyche-pop troubadours Donovan, Peter Paul and Mary, and the commercial yet experimental pop of The Monkees. More recent influences are Screamin Jay Hawkins, Andre 3000, Marc Bolan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Staple Singers and Jack White. After moving to Atlanta, Mattiel started collaborating with Randy Michael and Jonah Swilley, and took what she knew about constructing visual design and applied that methodology to writing her music.