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Two kids with wet cement living down in their souls, they say what gets carved when you’re young stays there when you’re old” says Mat Kearney on the title track of his 4th full length album “JUST KIDS.” “There’s something incredibly vulnerable about middle school for me,” says the singer and songwriter. The cement’s still wet, so to speak, and a lot of things later in life are born during that season.” “JUST KIDS” is full of nostalgia and youthful energy written almost as a love letter to his northwest upbringing in Eugene, OR.“A lot of my family has moved to Nashville, where I now live, which is awesome for me personally but it severed some the physical roots I had to Oregon.His last album, Young Love debuted at #1 on the Billboard digital chart and #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.In addition, Young Love was the first album to oust Adele’s 21 from its resident i Tunes #1 spot in 2011.His music has been featured in countless television shows and films ranging from Soul Surfer and Parenthood to The Closer, NCIS, 30 Rock, and Vampire Diaries.His 2006 major label debut Nothing Left to Lose has sold over 450,000 copies, while 2009’s City of Black & White hit #13 on the Billboard Top 200.To experiment like that and take the reins as a producer was very different for me.I was out in the wilderness, making music full of swagger that I wanted to play in my car for friends.” That process yielded songs like the single “Heartbeat”, which merge vintage synths, a slap bass, handclaps, hip-hop cadence, and uplifting melodies.
A lot of the songs off “Just Kids” are either an homage to your childhood or a love letter to your wife.“You can either be annoyed by them or celebrate the things that make the person you’re with unique.” Throughout moments like the poetic “Ghosts” and nostalgic “Los Angeles”, he summons a style that’s equally rooted in singer-songwriter storytelling and rap bombast.“I kept asking myself, ‘what would it sound like if Paul Simon and Kanye West were in a room together? Mat confidently slides into his own space, building on a bevy of accolades and achievements.“Ships genre blending style really resonated with me and other people, and it became a touchstone for the new album,” he adds.“All of the songs on ”JUST KIDS” stretched from it.
In between it all, he supported everybody from John Mayer to Keane on the road.