Matt Simons Releases New Single WE CAN DO BETTER
Matt Simons today shares his new single We Can Do Better. A Top 10 artist across Europe, his last album, Catch & Release, took his success to new heights, the title-track single hit No.1 in Spain, Germany, Belgium & France, PLATINUM status in Belgium, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland, and GOLD in Norway, Portugal, France, Canada, South Africa, Brazil and Austria.
Now making waves in the UK, 'We Can Do Better' is the forerunner for Simons' new album, scheduled later this year through [PIAS] Recordings, and comes with early support from Radio 2, Record Of The Day, and more.
Although hailing from California, it wasn't on home turf where Simons first experienced success. The multi-instrumentalist's debut album, Pieces, picked up a dedicated audience in Europe (Netherlands) and as a result he began travelling over for shows. Although still used to playing to small audiences at home he was soon to discover minor celebrity status when invited to be a guest judge on a prime-time music show, his single was also used as the theme for a huge drama series, and became one of the best selling tracks of that year - outselling the likes of Katy Perry.
The follow-up album Catch and Release saw him writing the majority of it over a three-week period, re-locating to Nashville, Los Angeles and the Netherlands with various co-writers/producers. The title track and the accompanying remix amassed in excess of 300 million streams and hitting platinum and gold status across Europe, Brazil, South Africa, to name a few.
Simons draws on an extensive jazz and classical background to not only write his own music but to play it too - his music recalls the classic song structure of the great American songwriter, hook-filled melodies coupled with an insightful melancholy.
We Can Do Better was co-written with Emily Warren and Scott Harris. Partnered with a simple but brilliant video featuring a group of children, the promo came to fruition from an idea the director Beatrice Pegard had. Matt explains "In our world of environmental and political chaos, it's a comforting thought to know that there are children and young people out there who are creating solutions, we need them to deliver more than ever before."