The video for The First Time was shot in Buenos Aires in Summer 2011 and is a collaboration with award-winning Argentinian movie director Alexis Dos Santos (Glue, Unmade Beds, Random Strangers). These first two singles and videos gained Matt recognition from around the globe for his pop-rock driven style of music, candid lyrical content and unashamedly open videos. "Gloriously gay, sweetly romantic, wonderful touching music" - STEPHEN FRY "One of the most adorable music videos we've seen in a long time" - INSTINCT on The First Time "An empowering soundtrack...A music video that will make you want to be a teenager all over again" - OUT MAGAZINE on The First Time "Stunning" - STAR OBSERVER Matt released two further singles in 2012 - Behind Closed Doors and Testament. The video for Testament was directed by Berlin-based portrait photographer and visual artist, Arno, and is a high-octane journey through tradition, expectation and a celebration of sexuality and freedom. “How refreshing to hear something that is more rocking and less clubby…a song of empowerment, encourages you to raise freedom flags and celebrates falling in love” - ACCIDENTAL BEAR In October 2012, Matt won two awards at the celebrated 2012 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards: SONG OF THE YEAR for Behind Closed Doors and BEST VIDEO SO FAR for Football Song. Matt's latest single Radio-Friendly Pop Song, released in March 2013, comments on his (and others') experiences of the entertainment industry as an out artist. The song is accompanied by an official video created in collaboration with California's TyJens Media. Matt spent 2012 hard at work in the studio with UK producer Mark Crew (B∆stille), recording his debut solo album, Not Thinking Straight.
A blend of heavy guitars, big vocal harmonies and anthemic choruses, the album contains 13 tracks that deal with themes and issues surrounding gay life, relationships and experiences. It was released worldwide by Young Lust Records on 8th April 2013 and is available now as both a digital download on iTunes and Amazon, and as a physical CD. For the Not Thinking Straight artwork, Matt teamed up with San Diego-based comic book illustrator Joe Phillips (creator of Joe Boys Comics and director/animator of the films Stonewall & Riot and The House Of Morecock). The album art includes 18 stunning original illustrations by Joe, each telling a unique story based on the songs' lyrics. Joe Phillips has also created and directed a brand new animation video for Matt's sixth single from the album - When Boy Meets Boy - which will be released later in the year.
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