about the album
Produced by Matt and his long-time collaborator Ian Shaw (Nick Heyward, Julian Cope), Idle Hands features a little help from Matt's friends. Julian Lennon (whom Matt has toured the world with, and played on his last two albums) co-wrote, produced, and shares lead vocals on the anthemic single All That You've Wanted. A portion of the proceeds from the single will go to Julian’s charity, The White Feather Foundation, which embraces environmental and humanitarian issues around the world. Martin Fry took time out from his position as ABCs inspired frontman to duet on Halfway To Jessica, which also features piano from Rumer producer Steve Brown. The spirit of early Steely Dan is conjured up on Let's Art and Rod Stewarts band lends a hand on I've Fallen And I Can’t Get Up.