GERMAN EXTRAVAGANZA - DNA Magazin
“Matthew Wood’s music is all about self expression and celebrating who we are. Finally there is good music that speaks to people who have not been spoken to.”
- Akua Naru
Spectrum of a Sinner - the debut album by Hamburgs glam-pop wizard Matthew Wood is a hymn for all outsiders, freaks, weirdos, the misunderstood, extravagant, and colorful people around the world, from kings to queens and everything in between. The album dropped in 2018 and is available on all major online
Wood was raised in a small town in Austria. After studying Music at the Folkwang University of Arts in the industrial Ruhrgebiet and cultivating his own unique sound, drawing inspiration from pop greats such as David Bowie, Prince, N.E.R.D. and Scissor Sisters, he settled to Hamburg in 2019, where he produces his second album. „Spectrum of sinner“, Wood says, „was written for his fourteen year old self, who at the time felt he was just different.” It was conceived as a refuge - a sanctuary that stands for love, respect, acceptance, and the right to let your true self bloom.
With his „Spectrum of a sinner“- Show Matthew unleashes the power of music, live-vocals, dance, performance and live visuals into an dionysian rework.
Wood’s album is a radical alternative to the uniformity of the German music industry. It unites elements of funk, dance, and R&B, as well as in uences from romantic ballads, sound paintings, and sound design. Spanning 23 tracks, it offers a perfect soundtrack for every situation in life: from political anthems like “Curtains Will Fall” or “77 / Enough is Enough” to songs that make you want to dance through the moonlit city streets like “Naked” or “Puppet Master,” to ballads like “Breathe” or “Quit the Show” that deal with fear, death, and goodbyes - Spectrum of a Sinner is a colorful
Cover "Sweet Transvestite" with breathtaking Musicvideo
All songs and videos are produced by Matthew Wood and his Woodfamily.