Matchbox Twenty to release new album North on September 4
Matchbox Twenty announced much anticipated fourth full-length album. Entitled North, new studio effort will be the first one in a decade. North is due out on September 4 everywhere. The first single off the record will be She’s So Mean which is set to be released in June. Other songs to be featured on North include Overjoyed and Put Your Hands Up.
According to Paul Doucette, band’s guitarist, album title refers to band members finding their way. In an interview with Rolling Stone he said: “We went into this record with a lot of material. Many different songs that could have taken us in many different directions. It sort of overwhelmed us for a bit. But, at a certain point, we figured it out. We figured out where ‘North’ was.”
North was written last summer with producer Matt Serletic when the band, which now consists of Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Brian Yale and Kyle Cook, shared a house in Nashville.
North is the follow-up to Exile On Mainstream compilation, out in 2007, which included 6 new songs. Matchbox Twenty’s latest full studio album dates back to 2002 when the band released More Than You Think You Are.
Band frontman Rob Thomas has 2 solo albums on his own account – …Something To Be in 2005 and Cradlesong in 2009.