Matt Goss has reflected on the British public’s perception of him, saying he hopes to be taken more seriously as a singer-songwriter after returning home from the US.
oss, 53, is best known as part of the band Bros, along with his twin brother Luke and their friend Craig Logan. After splitting from the group in 1992, Goss began a solo career.
Prior to the release of his new album, The Beautiful Unknown, Goss had returned to the UK after living in the US, where he had resided at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for over a decade.
Reflecting on his comeback, Goss told the PA news agency: “I’m just a singer, songwriter, musician in America. That’s who I am and there are pros and cons to that.
“But the pros certainly have less judgment, less prejudice about me as an artist.”
He added: “There is something wonderful about people knowing my past and knowing my work, and I take great comfort from the British public.
“But I also want to continue to be a musician in this country. I understand there’s a celebrity attached to me but I’m a musician all the time and I’m an artist.
“So that’s what I want to have a more prominent force in my life in this country, I’m seen as a singer-songwriter and an entertainer, not just a celebrity. its only.”
Lewisham-born Goss also revealed that he hopes the release of a new album will get him considered to perform in the UK festival framework.
“I would like to be considered for some festivals,” he said. I just wanted to be a part of that community.
“Now that I’m back in the UK more, I want to be part of a festival community where I can be one of the artists that really disrupts it and really elevates people.”
Goss told PA how important the Covid-19 pandemic played in the making of his upcoming album and heavily influenced the message he hopes the record will portray.
“The message of The Beautiful Unknown is to try to remove as much of our fear of our future as possible,” he said.
“After connecting with hundreds of people on my Instagram, about mental health and how we are all dealing with the pandemic and the fear we are feeling, I realized that just as a With a familiar face, I was able to lift people’s spirits and also listen to them.
“But then through getting to know them and their husbands, wives, families and children and they let me know that they wanted music. And I dared to sit down on my guitar and start playing these chords.”
Goss also revealed that he will be moving into the acting world once he completes his UK tour for The Beautiful Unknown.
“I just got into a psychological thriller,” he said.
“I’m starring in it, playing a very, very dark character. I’m super excited about that, it’s only been confirmed recently, and to have people think that I should get in front of the camera and act, and not only that, but play a very, very black character. dark, and I’m ‘I’m excited about taking advantage of my teeth’.
The Beautiful Unknown will be released on March 25 with live shows across the UK starting the same day.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/i-dont-just-want-to-be-seen-as-a-celebrity-says-matt-goss-41460331.html I don’t just want to be seen as a celebrity, says Matt Goss