Scott Matthew

The Singer/Songwriter SCOTT MATTHEW was born in Queensland, Australia and now lives in New York. He has described himself as a 'Quiet-Noise-Maker' with a passion for ballads. In 2006 he has received a lot of attention from John Cameron Mitchell`s film SHORTBUS. He wrote the theme song 'In The End' in addition to five more songs performed in the film by himself and featured on the soundtrack.

Fans of the Japanese animation-serial GHOST IN THE SHELL had the chance to discover his haunting voice before. He provided vocals on seven songs for the soundtrack of the season 'Stand Alone Complex', all being composed by YOKO KANNO, including the Closing Theme Song 'Lithium Flower'. This animation-serial generated lot`s of exposure worldwide, when the show was aired also outside of Japan on Cartoon Network`s in the U.S. and on MTV Europe.

For the recording of his Christmas-EP SILENT NIGHTS (2008) he invited his Australian friend and colleague SIA into the studio for a duet. Scott Matthew had also the privilege to open the concerts in England and Australia for today's Superstar on her 'Some People Have Real Problems' Tour.

He has earned high respect among critics and fans alike since his self-titled debut in 2008. His previous five solo albums made him stand out from the crowd, especially as a songwriter with his highly emotional songs. Scott Matthew writes and sings of the longing and disappearing of love, like hardly anyone else.

In 2013 he released A covers-album UNLARNED. His personal hit-parade. In a wide varity of songs he discovered, felt and worked out the emotional core with so much respect, that it becomes obvious, that these cover versions are not foreign songs at all, but in a way his very own, original material. He makes them his own songs. For example what come of the originally quite trivial Pop smash 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' by Whitney Houston is a wonderful, piano-dominated ballad.

His latest release in fall 2016 was the dreamlike beautiful masterpiece of sadness LIFE IS LONG, a collaboration with the Portuguese composer RODRIGO LEAO. Scott Matthew contributed the lyrics and his intense singing to the melancholic arrangements of the Madredeus founding member.

In April 2018 Scott Matthew will release his 6th solo Album ODE TO OTHERS. With this album there is a departure from the subject of romantic love and the disappointments that can come from such endeavors. Instead this collection of songs pays homage to love in a broader sense. Honors are bestowed to family, friends and the mistreated both alive and deceased. Actual places also play a part of some of the songs subjects. His Australian childhood or his adult home of New York. As always done in Scott’s sentimental and deeply personal style.

Whoever has experienced Scott Matthew and his wonderful musicians live on stage is oddly touched. His emotional investment in song and singing is huge. His presence intensifies the disarming and immediacy of his work though is able to give an ease to the evening with two or three words between his songs.


April 2018 ODE TO OTHERS Studio Album 6
2015 THIS HERE DEFEAT Studio Album 5
2013 UNLEARNED Studio Album 4
2008 SILENT NIGHTS Christmas EP
2008 SCOTT MATTHEW Studio Album 1

selection of videos:

ABANDONED (video 2017)
IN THE END (live)
LIFE IS LONG (Rodrigo Leão & Scott Matthew - live)
SMILE (solo – live)
SINKING (live)


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Scott Matthew


Release Date: 05/15/2020 · Format: CD/LP/Digital · Cat-No: GRCD/LP 1006

While doing Interviews to promote his new album Scott Matthew 's visiting his home country Australia that is ablaze: „The recent devastating fires have been a powerful confirmation of climate change and the way that is impacting every...
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Ode to Others

Release Date: 04/20/2018 · Format: CD/LP (+ CD)/Digital · Cat-No: GRCD 939 /GRLP 939

“It's the first album I've written that's not concerning romantic love. Even though there's a sense of romance to it, but it's not connected to my personal romantic love at all. It’s about people and places that...
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This Here Defeat

Release Date: 03/20/2015 · Format: CD/LP (+CD) · Cat-No: GRCD/LP 827

What does love sound like when it is not there? Singing about it is never easy because love is, in every respect, greater than any word ever meant to describe it – or any sound for that matter. A person who is happily in love has no real need...
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Scott Matthew