I’m excited to announce that Mat Kearney‘s third album, Young Love, hit stores last week debuting on the #1 spot on iTunes Album and Rock charts and is currently sitting at #5! I will always love this artist and one of those is that the first gift my husband (boyfriend at the time) gave me was a autographed copy of Mat’s first CD Bullet. I fell in love right away with the rich honest lyrics taken from real life experience. Mat’s sound is so unique with urban acoustic rhythms, & raps. You’ll be pulled to tap your foot with some of his songs and others you’ll deeply find yourself captured in. I found myself quite stirred into emotion by many of the songs!
I asked my husband to share his thoughts on Mat Kearny’s project Young Love because he’s been a fan much longer than I have been. Here are his thoughts…
I heard Mat Kearney before Mat Kearney was cool. I was at a concert that my sister wanted me to go (she knew the opening band.) I listened to them, was OK, then a guy with a guitar came up, and I was zoning out, but then my brain registered that something amazing was entering my ears. It was Mat Kearney, acoustic. Fantastic! After the show, I decided to buy a CD. Then I thought that was a ridiculous notion. Only one? I bought five! When Mat came to the merchandise area, he turned and saw me there with the stack. You’d have think he just won a million and a half bucks. I gave my friends (and now wife) copies of the CD.His music now is even better, but of the same roots, and the music I heard that day. ‘Young Love’ hits the mark. It keeps to a theme, and the songs all have a similar sound, but are different from each other, making them all distinct. The last track, ‘Rochester’, breaks from the theme of the rest of the album, but it is a very nice ending to the album. It’s easily one of my favorite songs.One thing I like about Mat is his choice or words. It’s a blend of the mundane and the poetic that paints a visual picture of real life.
It’s top quality.
I would highly recommend Young Love! You just may discover and new favorite artist in Mat Kearny!