Coppola, the solo project of Matias Kuoppala, made his first demo recordings in Stefan Backas´ home studio during the last days of 2010. He had been writing material for the last decade or so (most of it discarded by this point), folky songs inspired by childhood in his home town Vörå in Finland and the ties you bind throughout life. The demo sessions continued in 2011, and in the beginning of 2012 old band colleagues Petter Näse and Eero Paalanen, with whom Matias had earlier played in the rock-soul-big-band Jack Dalton Orchestra, joined the project as musicians. Petter was also assigned to produce together with Kuoppala and Backas, and Paalanen started working on string arrangements. Other local talents Daniel Hjerppe and Mikko Saari also came along during the spring of 2012.
During a busy but utterly cosy week in the end of June 2012, five songs were recorded in Malakta studios in the pastoral surroundings of summary Malax, Finland. The songs, which were quite meticulously arranged in Kuoppala´s head, were given fresh life by the creative colleagues. The material was then mixed throughout the fall of 2012, and while plans were being made about future recording sessions to complete the debut album, Kuoppala decided to release "Keep you warm/ Familytree" as a double A-side single (as if singles these days have sides).
Matias Kuoppala is an actor educated in The Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, in Århus, Denmark. He is now living in Sandnes, Norway.