New Scott Matthews single My Selfless Moon is the fourth to be lifted from his latest album New Skin, an album that came to fruition when the Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter was forced to scale a musical Everest due to Covid-19, setting himself the challenge of writing his very first electronica album.
My Selfless Moon is a gentle dreamscape of Brian Eno-esque electronica built with haunting synthesizers, chiming electric guitars, subtle yet bold organic drum beats and Matthews’ characteristic warm, soulful, soaring vocals. Matthews’ experimental journey into the electronic has created a soundscape of mesmeric, dreamlike alchemy in My Selfless Moon.
Alongside the new single release and fresh from supporting Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant’s Saving Grace at major shows in the summer, Matthews is also now set to take New Skin on his own headline tour dates this autumn/winter.
On the tour and performing live again Scott said, “It’s felt like a long time coming for these new songs to be heard where I intended them to be heard, especially having finished New Skin back in August 2020. I always envisaged the electronic beats and rhythmic pulses bouncing off the walls of an old 14th century chapel, something that sounds incongruous but has always intrigued me. With seven studio records having fled their nests, I can’t wait to play the songs that have changed my mind-set towards composition, harmony, texture, lyrical content and my whole being as a songwriter.”
He will perform at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on October 12th and the Upper Chapel in Sheffield on October 30th 2021.