If you’re active in the Singapore rock music scene, chances are you will know who Kevin Mathews is. The 52 year old is involved in the scene in various capacities viz. artist manager, journalist, mentor and of course, singer-songwriter/performer.
As a composer, Mathews is probably best known for his #1 radio hit, “My One & Only”, recorded in 1993 with Watchmen. In August 2013, Mathews celebrates the 20th anniversary of his beloved tune with the release of Emo FASCISM, his first full-length album since Popland’s Action was issued by US indie label ZIP Records, back in 2002.
“After disbanding Popland in 2006, I’d felt that recording and releasing albums was something left behind in the past,” Mathews explains, “but thanks to the encouragement of my good friend, Patrick Chng, I recorded 12 tracks at his studio - The Neptune - and the result is Emo FASCISM.”
“Most of the songs on Emo FASCISM were written in the last few years, a particularly challenging time in my life, and focus very much on relationships, breakups and breakdowns,” Mathews elaborated, “but musically, the album is a bit of departure with numerous songs like ‘Texas’, ‘Cliche’, ‘Follow Your Heart’, ‘Loss’, ‘Fade’ and ‘I Lost Myself’, arranged in a jazz-pop style.”
released August 1, 2013
Composed, performed, arranged and produced by Kevin MATHEWS
Recorded and mixed by Patrick CHNG at The Neptune and Thom's Loft
Cover design by Eric KHOO
Big ups to Cass and 23賴
A KAMCO Music Production.