New Scott Matthews single, ‘My Selfless Moon’, is the first to be taken from his forthcoming album, Restless Lullabies, in which the Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter has boldly reincarnated the songs of its electronic predecessor, New Skin, with an equally audacious offering of the purist acoustic soundscape that has long been coveted by fans.
‘My Selfless Moon‘ is a haunting, mesmeric dreamscape. Its soul-stirring delicacy and raw energy shows a songwriter unafraid to lay down his world and carry the listener right into the heart of it. For those who have witnessed his breathtakingly emotional live shows, this is as close as he has ever gone to recreating the unique live experience he has become so renowned for.
On the new single, Scott explains, ‘Dealing with a tone of fragility, I wrote the chorus line, ‘I bend, I bow more weak than strong. Carefully the fragile break, tender from the night, I’m her fear; I’m miles from moonlit sky, guiding her blind’. It takes strength and resilience to carry the burden of belief and hope when sometimes you can’t see it for yourself but somehow the strength you need can come from those that don’t have any left to give.’.
Scott’s critically acclaimed song writing, vocals and acoustic guitar playing is in plain view, he’s left himself nowhere to hide, he is in the room with you – it is undeniably intimate and there’s once again bravery in this new evolution.
My Selfless Moon was released on 17 March on Shedio Records.
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