|But deep down, Matt knew he wanted to be his own artist rather than the pop star that others in the industry were shaping him to be. He stepped back from the spotlight and found a different form of success as collaborator, co-writing ‘Rock With You’, a#1 in South Korea and Japan for K-Pop heroes SEVENTEEN, working on ‘Heartbreak Anthem’, the BRIT-nominated #3 smash from David Guetta, Galantis and Little Mix, and writing with Dutch dance star MOTi. Having established a career which allows him the freedom to embrace fresh tangents and unlikely opportunities, Matt also joined the cast of ‘Rock of Ages’ by playing its key character, the wild rock star Stacee Jaxx.
So that’s professional growth and personal growth running in tandem, positioning Matt as an artist who is authentic to his true self but also as someone with the ability to excel at any pursuits that inspire him. There’ll be much more to follow from his solo artist rebirth – rich with the stories that have defined his life so far – but as for what else comes next? Well, just stay tuned…
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