Scott William Matthew is a singer-songwriter born in Queensland, Australia. He resides and performs as an independent artist in New York City.
Scott has won the most attention through his work on the John Cameron Mitchell (of Hedwig & the Angry Inch) film Shortbus (2006). Scott wrote the theme song, “In the End,” (staged during the film in a long version by Tony-nominated performer Justin Bond), in addition to the songs “Little Bird,” “Surgery” and “Upside Down” performed in the film by Scott and featured on the soundtrack. For his debut album, in addition to seven original tracks, Scott arranged and recorded new versions of the songs used in Shortbus.
Scott Matthew will release his fourth studio album on 28th of June 2013 via Glitterhouse Records with the title: “UNLEARNED”. He has always loved to reinterpret the songs from his favorite singers and Unlearned is a collection of these covers, songs like ‘Harvest Moon’ (Neil Young), ‘No Surprises’ (Radiohead), ‘To Love Somebody’ (Bee Gees) or ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ (Joy Division), are reinterpreted by the captivating voice of Scott Matthew with piano, strings, guitar and ukelele arrangements.
Scott Matthew is openly gay