Multi-platinum selling artist Matt Nathanson is releasing his new album, Modern Love, next Tuesday June 21st on Vanguard Records. The album is streaming in its entirety now on AOL Music here.
In honor of release week, Matt will be performing single “Faster” and the album’s title track “Modern Love” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! next Wednesday, June 22nd. Matt will be accompanied by a full horn section for both songs. You have likely already heard first single “Faster” which is climbing the radio charts and is currently Top 5 at Triple A and Top 30 at Hot AC! Fresh off the road from a nationwide tour with country superstars Sugarland, Matt recently announced plans to join Maroon 5 and Train on a U.S. tour later this summer. Full tour dates are below.
Modern Love comes on the heels of 2007’s break-out success Some Mad Hope, which catapulted the San Francisco-based Nathanson from darling of the touring circuit with a devoted cult following to a bonafide hit maker and one of the premiere songwriters on the music scene today. The album boasts the Top 3 single “Come On Get Higher,” which has sold over 2 million copies to date. Known for his legendary live shows that are both wildly funny and emotionally provocative, Nathanson took a year off the road to recor Modern Love – the first break he has taken from touring in his 15 year career. The success of Some Mad Hope and “Come On Get Higher” gave Nathanson a sense of accomplishment and confidence that allowed him to take a new approach to Modern Love, taking bigger risks and diving deeper into his vast array of musical influences. The writing process started by exploring songs that were more physical and groove-based, drawing from influences such as Depeche Mode, AC/DC and Talking Heads. “That was a sexy song and it connected, people got it,” he says of “Come On Get Higher.” “So we started with the idea of keeping a groove steady the whole way through a song. I wanted things to breathe and hang off these songs in a way that defied the fact that they were written on an acoustic guitar.” By the time the eleven songs, written and produced with his longtime collaborator Mark Weinberg, were completed, Nathanson was marveling at the new territory they had covered. From the “Depeche Mode groove” in “Mercy (Less Drowning, More Land)” to the ecstatic opening track and first single “Faster,” to the soaring “Run,” which features Jennifer Nettles andKristian Bush, Modern Love is a luminous and bold departure.
Matt Nathanson will perform in Chicago at the Old St. Pat’s Festival June 26, and in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Park on July 16.
To hear Matt’s living liner notes for each song on Modern Love, visit www.mattnathanson.com.