The contemporary, high energy video is directed by Matt, and incorporates dance, live band performance and BMX/skateboard, along with pop culture imagery.
It was six months into the pandemic when Matt got back to his first love: songwriting. Early on, Matt had a title for this new collection of songs that were pouring out of him: “The Beautiful Unknown”, came from the poetry Matt writes away from his music.
Explaining the phrase, he says: “We have been conditioned to fear tomorrow, to fear next week, to be fearful of next year certainly. Because there is this unknown energy around all of us – no time more than now. And I’ve been through the ringer during Covid. Betrayed by some people, uplifted by others. So,’ ‘The Beautiful Unknown’ is a request to people to come along with this philosophy that tomorrow is going to be a good day and a good place.”
He also began collaborating with Jacob Bunton, the Emmy-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who has worked with everyone from Mariah Carey to Steven Tyler, Smokey Robinson to Akon.
After 10 years and thousands of shows in Vegas, Matt is leaving Las Vegas and has decided to come home to where it all began. He will still be based some of the time in Los Angeles, his home (alongside Las Vegas) for almost three decades.
But his focus looking ahead is more on working and performing in the UK, the place that rocket-powered the teenage Goss to the top of the charts with his brother Luke, cultural phenomenon status and a headline gig at Wembley Stadium – a feat that made Matt the youngest male ever to headline the legendary venue.
Saturday 26th March – HMV Empire Coventry (performance)
Sunday 27th March – Banquet Surrey (performance)
Monday 28th March – HMV Vault Birmingham (signing)
Tuesday 29th March – HMV Arndale Centre Manchester (signing)
Wednesday 30th March – HMV Meadowhall Sheffield (signing)
Thursday 31st March – HMV Newcastle (signing)
Matt Goss silhouette photo: Jason Sheldon