“The voice of David Bowie, the showmanship of Antony Hegarty, that’s what you praise this music for” – Rolling Stone
Watch & Listen
Ode To Others, 2018
Life Is Long, feat. Rodrigo Leão , 2016
This Here Defeat, 2015
The singer/songwriter comes from Queensland, Australia and has lived in New York for many years. He describes himself as a “quiet-noise-maker” with a great passion for ballads. In 2006, Scott Matthew became known to a wider audience thanks to several soundtrack contributions to the erotic drama SHORTBUS by director John Cameron Mitchell. Fans of the Japanese animation series GHOST IN THE SHELL, however, had already enjoyed his haunting voice earlier. For the recording of his Christmas EP SILENT NIGHTS (2008), he invited his Australian friend and colleague SIA to the studio for a duet. For today’s mega-star Scott Matthew was invited to open concerts in England and Australia on her ‘Some People Have Real Problems’ tour. The gifted song poet has earned the highest respect among critics and fans alike. He writes and sings of the yearning and disappearance of love like no one else. In 2013, Scott Matthew released his personal hit parade with the cover album UNLEARNED. He has recognised the emotional core of the most diverse songs and worked them out with so much love that it became clear from the first note that his cover versions are no longer foreign songs, but his very own, original material. He makes them his songs. For example, the R&B smash by Whitney Houston ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody‘ became a wonderful, piano-dominated ballad.
The musician has been releasing on Glitterhouse Records since 2015. First THIS HERE DEFEAT, followed in 2016 by the dreamlike masterpiece LIFE IS LONG, recorded together with Portuguese composer RODRIGO LEAO. In 2018 the sixth studio album ODE TO OTHERS and in 2020 ADORNED was released.