Matt Simons

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Matt Simons
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Background information
Born (1987-02-20) February 20, 1987 (age 30)
Palo Alto, California
Genres Pop
Years active 2010–present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment
Website mattsimonsmusic.com

Matt Simons is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in New York. He released his debut album Pieces on 19 June 2012 in the States, "Gone" being his debut single. The 10-track album with 9 being his own compositions was produced by Nashville producer and sound engineer Stephen Goose by David.

He released his first EP Living Proof in 2010 and spent 2011 touring the United States and Europe, including the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. He usually plays piano and keyboards while singing. He also plays the saxophone, included improvised solos on the track "Fall in Line" and in live performances of "I'm Already Over You".

Simons gained fame in the Netherlands after his rendition of "With You" taken from his album Pieces was picked as one of the theme songs on the Dutch soap television series Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden. The song reached No. 8 on the Dutch Single Top 100 chart and also peaked at No. 8 in the Dutch Top 40 chart. It was also picked as Mega Hit by the Dutch radio station 3FM in January 2013.[1] As a result the album Pieces also appeared on the Dutch Albums Top 100 chart.

His greatest commercial success came with "Catch & Release" title track from his similarly titled album Catch & Release. Originally it became a hit in the Netherlands and Spain as it appeared on the album. But the song had far bigger success particularly after it was remixed by Dutch house duo producers Deepend, charting as "Catch & Release (Deepend Remix)" in a number of European charts including Austria, France, Germany and peaking at No. 1 on Ultratop, the official Belgian Singles Chart.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album BEL
(Fl)

[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[3]
FRA
[4]
NL
[5]
SWI
[6]
SWE GER
AUT
Certification
2012 Pieces 23
2014 Catch & Release 167 95 119 12 15 50 37 32
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album
2012 Living Proof

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions
[3][7]
AUT BEL
(Wa)
NED
2012 "Gone"
"With You" 8
2014 "Catch & Release" 58 100
2015 "You Can Come Back Home" 43
2016 "Breng Me Naar Het Water (To The Water)"
(with Marco Borsato)
53 22
"Lose Control" 64 37
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

Remixes[edit]

Year Title Peak positions
AUT
[8]
BEL
(Fl)

[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[3]
FRA
[9]
GER NED
[5]
SPA SWE SWI
2015 "Catch & Release" (Deepend Remix) 4 1 1 1 1 6 1 47 2

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "With-You 3FM Mega Hit". 3FM. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-03-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Matt Simons discography page". ultratop.be/nl/. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  3. ^ a b c "Matt Simons discography page". ultratop.be/fr/. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 30, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  5. ^ a b "DutchCharts.com Matt Simons discography page". Dutchcharts.com. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Matt Simons discography page". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Matt Simons". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  8. ^ AustrianCharts.at: Matt Simons discography
  9. ^ LesCharts.com Matt Simons discography

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