British pop artist Matt Fishel is back with his follow-up to his 2013 album Not Thinking Straight. He is teasing the new album, called M/F, with the release of the first single, "Bored of Straight Boys."
"I like to write songs on topics that I've rarely heard sung about, and I haven't heard many songs that call out stereotypical "guy" behavior sung from a male perspective, so I thought it would be fun to give it a go," he explained.
He said he had so much content for the single that he actually had to cut a lot out.
"There was a section about obsessions with fast cars; some references to bachelor parties; and then, you know, just small things like rage and pent-up aggression and that clichéd inability to deal with emotions and express feelings coherently; territorialism, chest beating, pack mentality, group intimidation -- all of which I decided to edit down quite significantly as I wanted to keep it more light-hearted and fun. Oh, and the fact that most straight boys I know seem to hate on Madonna. And Céline. And Barbra -- perhaps the most unacceptable behavior of all!"
As for the upcoming album, which is due out in early 2018, he said: "If I could sum up the new album in one sentence, I’d say: A bigger sound; lots of huge melodies and sing-along choruses; LGBT-positive lyrics and stories, rock diva fierceness, guitar and sax solos aplenty, cheerleaders, horns and a whole lotta gay rock fabulousness!"
Check out the first single below ...