Go big or go home. That might've been Matt Dusk's mantra as he contemplated the making of his second album. With impeccable taste to match his formidable talent, Dusk knows that style and sophistication - in everything from song selections and studio choices - are important factors that contribute to successful recordings.
Dusk studied at Toronto's famed St. Michael's Choir School before attending the city's York University taking master classes with Oscar Peterson in the jazz program.
The 27-year-old crooner already had a sensational major-label debut under his belt with 2004's Two Shots, which was partially recorded at London's famous Abbey Road Studios with a 42-piece string section from the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
With his latest album, Back in Town, the Toronto-born Dusk pulled out all the stops. First, he recorded much of the album in Los Angeles, at the fabled Capitol Studio in Studio A - where the walls have resonated with the voices of singers such as Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Ella Fitzgerald. Back in Town has all the ingredients to catapult the Juno Award nominated singer well into the pop stratosphere: timeless songs, stylish arrangements, cutting-edge production and powerhouse vocals. Quite simply, Dusk has never sounded better, and it's the album's combination of classic and original songs that has clearly brought out the best in him.
Added by Alexi on November 10, 2008