Matthew's new album SERIOUS MEN has been released by Lonely Goat Records. Following in the vein of FALLEN ANGELS and PERFECT WORLD NOW POSSIBLE, the new release lampoons wealthy hipsters, desperate apocalyptics and offended Millennials.
SERIOUS MEN is available at iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
The cinematic sweep of his dark stories are shot through with satirical humour. Lovers, psychopaths, ordinary Joes all crop up in his work, and as one reviewer put it, Strachan is as comfortable writing about Tennessee Klansmen as he is about romance.
"Baby boomers, a wealthy man who hates his family and “what a Muppet campaign song for Donald Trump would sound like”. He is able to sing about anything"
My Entertainment World
Critics liken him to Tom Lehrer, Leonard Cohen and Randy Newman. His creations may not all be loveable but they're always recognisable. Exasperated bigots, angry Alpha males, voyeurs and dysfunctional daredevils all have their moment in the spotlight. Matthew Strachan gives them all three minutes to tell their tale.
"Well-crafted storytelling within the structure of deceptively simple songs."
The Reviews Hub
Produced by Chuck Greener and Matthew Strachan
Backing vocals Sharn Adele, Bernie Gaughan, Steve Lee, Sam Strachan
Trumpets Sam Strachan
Saxophones David Bishop
Guitars Michael Gibbons
Arranged and conducted by Matthew Strachan
Engineer Terry Collins
Recorded at Homestead Studios, London
Mastered by Dave Donnelly, DNA Mastering, Woodland Hills, CA
Photography by Nick Mouridas
Graphics by Jim Davis
With thanks to Air-Edel Associates