Former Bros charthrob Matt Goss is set to return to the Official Albums Chart this week with his latest solo album, Life You Imagine.
Matt Goss looks set to return to the Official Albums Chart this week with his new solo album, Life You Imagine. So, we decided to invite him to Official Charts HQ for a chat!
The singer, who initially found fame back in the late ‘80s / early ‘90s with Bros, relocated to the US a few years ago, and has become one of the top draws in Las Vegas. Never mind Britney Spears’ upcoming residency, Matt’s show at the prestigious Caesars Palace Casino has been widely acclaimed as “the hottest ticket in town”.
Helmed by legendary producer Ron Fair (Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera), Life You Imagine captures the essence of Matt’s Vegas show, channeling the spirit of The Rat Pack; it even features a big band version of Bros’ first ever single, When Will I Be Famous.
“When Ron heard the swing version of When Will I Be Famous he said ‘You have to put this song on the album! This sounds like how it always should always have been recorded,’” explains Matt.
“I was a bit wary at first,” he adds. “But then I realised it was one of those songs that I wanted to take back and take ownership of; That’s effectively what I did in Vegas, I took that back and made it into something that was comfortable for me to sing as a man.”
Watch the full interview below:
In related news, this year also marks the 25th anniversary of Matt’s first ever Number 1 single with Bros, I Owe You Nothing.
“You never forget the first time you go to Number 1,” he says. “It’s a feeling you can’t really explain. It’s a bit like hearing your record on the radio for the first time.
“I remember being told that we were going to go in at Number 40 or that we may make Number 40. I remember me and my brother [Luke] and Craig [Logan] just hanging out in our rooms listening to the Top 40. They announced whoever was Number 40, and it wasn’t us. Then it got to Number 39, 38… And we entered at Number 2!
A week later I Owe You Nothing knocked The Time Lords’ Doctorin’ The Tardis off Number 1 in the UK and went Top 10 all over the globe.