Matthew Koma is moving into a new phase of his career.

And I’m not talking about the Seaford native’s newfound celebrity now that his relationship with singer-actress Hilary Duff is public, though they seemed like a very nice couple as paparazzi followed them through Costa Rica on Valentine’s Day.

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No, Koma’s new chapter started with his single “Kisses Back” and picks up steam with the new single “Hard to Love” (RCA).

“I’m OCD with panic attacks,” he sings on the groove-driven dance track co-produced by Louis The Child, part of the team behind The Chainsmokers’ smash “Closer.” “I’ve got a thing for Japanese dry snacks. My voice was on like every ... [expletive] house track. Tell me when you’ve heard enough.”

It’s a charming bit of writing, done in a style we haven’t heard from Koma, best known for co-writing Zedd’s “Clarity” and Tiesto’s “Wasted.” He sounds more approachable, especially on the acoustic version of the single, released last week, where it’s just him and a guitar.

Koma lets listeners in on some inside jokes and clever turns of phrase, like “you’re the only one I plus,” and it shows how “Hard to Love” will make it easier to fall for Koma when his upcoming album arrives.