Name = Elusive|
from Album = Passing Stranger
March 13, 2006(UK)
Format = Digital, CD, 7"
Length = 3:42
San Remo Records
Chart position = * #56 U.K. Singles Chart
* #44 Irish Singles Chart
This single = "Elusive"
Next single = "
Elusivebecame the first single for British singer/songwriter Scott Matthewsand was released on the 18th September 2006 [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/articles/2006/11/08/scott_matthews_story_feature.shtml Black Country Music] ] . The single received much airplay from BBCRadio DJs Jo Whiley, Dermot O'Leary, and Zane Lowebetween August 7-10, Lowe played "Elusive" once each night as his chosen Single of the Week. Matthews also visited the station to perform "Elusive" and other songs from the album in May and August 2006. In May 2007, he won the Ivor Novello Awardfor "Best Song Musically and Lyrically" which saw 'Elusive' beat strong competition from the likes of the Arctic Monkeys[ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/articles/2007/05/24/scott_matthews_novello_feature.shtml Ivor Novello Prize Winner Scott Matthews] ] .
The track was used in 2008 to good affect by UK television company
Channel 4for their advertising campaign surrounding the final season of The Sopranos, which aired exclusively on their digital channel E4. The haunting familiarity of Matthews voice and the chords were fitting as the campaign signified the end of the series, as well as the end of an era.
[http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/articles/2006/11/08/scott_matthews_story_feature.shtml Black Country Music Site]
[http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/articles/2007/05/24/scott_matthews_novello_feature.shtml Ivor Novello Prize Winner Scott Matthews]
* [http://www.scottmatthewsmusic.co.uk Official site]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/entertainment/music/scottmatthews/index.shtml BBC Black Country Music Page for Scott Matthews]
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