The video for Matt Alber’s 2014 Handsome Man takes you to a place somewhere between an IKEA catalogue and one of those elegant coffee-table books of soft-porn guy pics. But, hey, we’re not complaining, and it’s a great honeyed romantic song that has the making of a gay men’s classic
Matt reportedly crowd-funded the video, and originally met the man he wakes up to via Scruff; but he told Towleroad they’re just good friends.
Matt Alber is a much-loved and much-respected singer/songwriter in the US, and when the death of Whitney Houston was announced, he recorded this tribute, writing “this song was often sung at the top of his lungs by a gay boy in St. Louis who wanted to grow up to be a singer. I miss you already, W.”
We suspect that his version is likely to be often requested from now on at his live gigs.
A really lovely song – and great video – from US-based gay singer/songwriter Matt Alber, who was for a time part of a Grammy-winning male vocal ensemble called Chanticleer.