Syd Matters is a French band fronted by musician Jonathan Morali. The other band members are Jean-Yves Lozac'h, Olivier Marguerit, Remi Alexandre and Clement Carle. The name Syd Matters comes from the slight modification of the names of two Pink Floyd members: Syd Barrett and Roger Waters.
Syd Matters is also the pseudonym of the band's frontman, Jonathan Morali. Morali was born in Paris on May 22, 1980; the lyrics of his song "Battle of Olympus" appear to suggest an earlier date. He started his performing career playing at small bars until being noticed by Third Side Records and signed to a recording contract. This resulted in his first album, "A Whisper and a Sigh", which was recorded during the summer of 2002. After this album was released, Morali constructed a new four-piece band and in April 2005 released his second album, "Someday We Will Foresee Obstacles". A mixture of folk and melancholic pop, his music combines slow melodies with acoustic instruments while holding true to its roots in electronic music.
A compilation CD named Syd Matters, was released in America on June 16, 2006. A single disc that contains various songs from his two previous albums, it was released under the label, V2 North America. In January 2008, he released the album "Ghost Days" on Because. On March 16, 2011, Syd Matters released their latest album, "Brotherocean". Among his other works are a duet with Ane Brun, "Little Lights" which was released in 2005.
His songs "To All of You" and "Hello Sunshine", a Super Furry Animals cover, were featured in the television series The O.C. in season 3's The Party Favor and season 4's The Metamorphosis, respectively. Additionally, "Obstacles" and "To All of You" were featured in Square Enix's 2015 video game Life Is Strange. Morali also composed music for the game.
Track listing for "Someday We Will Foresee Obstacles" by Syd Matters
- City Talks
- To All of You
- I Care
- Someday Sometimes
- Passe Muraille
- Lost Bird
- Flow Backwards
- English Way
- Middle Class Men
- Black and White Eyes
- End and Start Again
- Battle of Olympus
- Someday Sometimes (El P Remix)
- What Are You Looking At?
- Everything else
- Hare, Chris (29 January 2015). "Final Dev Diary for Life is Strange announces soundtrack". Connected Digital World. Retrieved 31 January 2015.