Matt Goss Documentary: The Bros singer – whose mother Carol died of cancer in 2014 – has lived in the United States for almost a decade, but he plans to begin property shopping in London in the coming months, as he is eager to return “home.”
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I’m based in Los Angeles and will return to the UK later this year, where I’ll also hunt for houses to spend more time.” I really need to get my feet wet, preferably in London. I need to return to London; here is my home.
“When I used to land, it was because of my mother that it seemed like home. I’d call her and she’d meet me at the hotel. That clearly does not occur anymore.” Bros—you may be tempted to pronounce it as it appears, but it actually pronounced bross, rhyming with Goss, the surname of the band’s two main members, twins Matt and Luke, but this seems to be a coincidence—made their debut in their home England in 1988. Push achieved quadruple platinum status in the United Kingdom, with the songs “When Will I Be Famous,”
“Drop The Boy,” “I Owe You Nothing,” and a power ballad dubbed “Cat Amongst The Pigeons” by God. While “Famous” reached at #83 in the United States, they were a genuine sensation in England, becoming the youngest-ever headliners at Wembley Stadium and gladly assuming the teen-idol position formerly held by George Michael.
A second album was hurried out in 1989 to decreasing results, the British tabloid press turned on them in the manner that the British tabloid press does, a third record hardly registered in 1991, and they eventually disbanded. After The Screaming Stops picks up 27 years later, with the estranged twins preparing for a return performance at London’s O2 stadium.
The 52-year-old musician has decided to permanently relocate to the United Kingdom after the publication of his and twin brother Luke’s 2018 documentary ‘After the Screaming Stops’.
“Since the documentary, the British public has been like an extended family to me,” he said. There is an amazing familiarity and affection. Individuals approach me and offer me hugs. My days in the United Kingdom are spent embracing and conversing with strangers. I’m a piece of furniture in the United Kingdom, and it’s a wonderful sensation. It’s this sense of being part of a large extended family.
“It makes no difference whatever restaurant or store I visit; people speak to me as if they knew which one I like. That I adore. Nobody gives me s***. People are pleasant to me. We discuss a wide variety of topics. It’s been a wonderful period of my life.”
And Matt revealed that the documentary served as “therapy” for him and his brother, bringing the ‘I Owe You Nothing’ hitmakers closer together as they gained a deeper understanding of one another.
“The film was a wonderful experience for us,” he said. I had no idea how much agony he had endured, and Luke had no idea how much pain I had endured. To lose my sister in the midst of it all, when my mother was just 67.
“We didn’t believe we’d ever performed together again. In a sense, we received treatment from the whole globe. Every family has some kind of dysfunction. We didn’t want to create a film that was all about, ‘Aren’t we amazing?’
“That is not how life works. I don’t know anybody who isn’t afflicted with some degree of dysfunction. That was absolutely true of us. It seemed as if I were knee-deep in muck. We needed to cut through all that nonsense to get to the common denominator – genuine love.”