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Matt Alber's 'Velvet Goldmine': VIDEO

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Gay singer-songwriter Matt Alber (I've featured his anti-DADT song "Who We Are" and his gorgeous video "End of the World" here before) is back with a new video  of a live session featuring Alber and four cellists from San Francisco for his track "Velvet Goldmine" inspired by the Todd Haynes film.

It's a sweet way to start your morning.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

VELVET GOLDMINE from Greg Sirota on Vimeo.

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  1. Wow.. just heard him for the first time today--didn't see his last video yet. Amazing voice with so much emotion being conveyed. Much better than the Bieber-Minaj-Spears crap we have today.

    Posted by: Nat | Oct 9, 2012 7:59:22 AM


  2. This is nice but it won't get played on US radio. Clear Channel, which controls much of the airplay, allegedly has a policy of discouraging the playing of songs by openly gay or bisexual American male acts. It's been alleged or rumored that Clear Channel execs have put out a memorandum of understanding that DJ's are to avoid such songs.

    However, if you're a woman who claims to be gay or bi, you get played.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 9, 2012 8:12:55 AM


  3. I needed something like this after listening to PM Gillard's incredible rant.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 9, 2012 10:13:06 AM


  4. He has an extremely sexy voice. I've heard him on a remake of Everything But The Girl's Missing, and it blows me away. He completely transformed the song into this slow burn inferno. LOVE him.

    Posted by: MT | Oct 9, 2012 10:24:22 AM


  5. Matt Alber is one of the most elegant men in the world. Just watch him, just listen. He was born a national treasure.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Oct 9, 2012 10:44:27 AM


  6. I've been waiting for a new song to affect me as much as Matt's 'End Of The world' did.
    Closing my eyes and listening, it just happened. Would be interesting to see if he can craft a short film around this song that is as moving as the barbershop video for "World'.

    Posted by: DrMikey | Oct 9, 2012 10:59:18 AM


  7. the cello accompaniment truly makes this track soar
    what a way to start the day :)

    Posted by: sigh... | Oct 9, 2012 11:34:00 AM


  8. If you like Velvet Goldmine then you'll likely appreciate "End of the World."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZRygAf-m-g

    Personally, I think End of the World is his best song/video yet (not to denigrate Velvet Goldmine) just happen to prefer End of the World.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Oct 9, 2012 11:36:13 AM


  9. He's adorable and has a beautiful voice. He's clearly influenced by Rufus Wainwright, from the piano chord voicings to the vocal style. Does Rufus know his style has been swiped by this cutie pie??

    Posted by: David | Oct 9, 2012 11:51:33 AM


  10. Matt is absolutely incomparable...and such a nice guy. Many have compared him (unfairly) to Rufus Wainwright. Rufus is fine, but he's a showman. Matt simply sings and your heart soars...or breaks. Nothing contrived. Magnificent.

    Posted by: Geoff | Oct 9, 2012 11:58:12 AM


  11. The lyrics combined with his voice and the cellos....just magic. Thanks.

    Posted by: Donny with a D | Oct 9, 2012 12:35:44 PM


  12. Just plain beautiful, so rare.

    The cellists in this 'Matt Alber With Strings Attached' project are friends of mine - happily - and collectively known as Cello Street Quartet. They're up-and-coming San Francisco stars, and a great matchup with the wonderful Matt Albers for this gorgeous DVD on which they are collaborating. Fans can pre-order the DVD as way of supporting its completion. Alber's explanatory clip is heart-quickeningly compelling; check that out here
    http://mattalber.com/cellos

    Posted by: PixelWizard | Oct 9, 2012 12:41:47 PM


  13. Beautiful singer and such a cute hunk.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Oct 9, 2012 1:46:34 PM


  14. See him live if you can. Even more magical and moving in person.

    Posted by: Jack | Oct 9, 2012 2:30:40 PM


  15. This is such a beautiful song......and to think I missed him in P'town....
    a poet !!!

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 9, 2012 2:59:43 PM


  16. As nice as he is talented. Truely. This is the kind of person who should be a role model for gay youth.

    Posted by: CB | Oct 9, 2012 4:31:27 PM


  17. Second to all the above; Matt Alber breathes lyrically and every word comes from his wonderful, open heart...

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Oct 10, 2012 9:19:34 AM


  18. Two days after this was posted by Andy and I'm still shaking !!!

    What a charater!

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 11, 2012 3:06:46 PM


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