You cannot failed to
have noticed Matthew's excellent new summer anthem on Magic 'Still Got
Matthew is one of the guys from Glee and not having seen the show, I
this album to be a sugary sweet with the words bandwagon and jumping to
Far from it, this is
a very versatile album from a guy who could really go on to be a force
reckoned with. There are some contrasting styles on here, and he's
secure the services of Sting on his song 'Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot'
Elton on Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters/Rocket Man.
pairings aside, it's his solo sessions that really impress. Opener
is the sort of song Jason Mraz/Jack Johnson would kill for. 'My Name' is
great, building ballad, and catchiest hook of the year must go to the
on 'Hey'. Uptempo songs such as 'Don't Stop Dancing' and 'It Don't
To The Sun' are handled with ease, and on the final track, appropriately
'It's Over' you can hear his potential for a stint on the West End stage
I'd give it an 8 out
of 10, which is much more than I thought I was going to give it. An
debut from a future pop/rock star. After all, Sting and Sir Elton don't
record with anyone, you know.