Surprise! I was selected to review Mat Kearney’s new CD, Young Love! You did read my previous post about this One2One Campaign, right?
As I had mentioned…
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!
As I had stated, I had never really heard of Mat Kearney; however, after having heard the ‘Hey Mama’ track I was impressed.
Easy listening, happy, upbeat music can always be enjoyed!
Lucky me; I didn’t have to wait for my CD copy to arrive, a friend had a copy and let me listen to it! Mat’s Young Love album has 10 … 11 tracks (on his site he’ll throw in an 11th track), and is approximately 40 minutes in length.
I’m not sure how to explain exactly how well the tracks “flow”; however, I can say that Mat’s music is quite diverse! If you like pop (sort of like a modern version of Counting Crows, than you’ll enjoy him). Before going into detail, let’s start off by saying that Mat’s voice is very appealing, and even soothing. He lends great, expressive vocals to the different styles of music throughout this album. In the first track “Hey Mama”, I found it to be very happy, and upbeat … I love how he mixes clapping as the background beat! Just as you are relaxed into this snappy tune, you are just as quickly plopped into rap, then guitar, then dance ……. eclectic, alternative, and certainly not boring! Track 2 “Ships in the Night” is where Mat raps a little. You’ll find rapid, guitar music in Track 6 “Learning to Love Again”. Yet, still, in Track 8 “She Got The Honey” it’s all dance! Track 10 “Rochester” ends the album in a slow and relaxed mood.
No single song stands out from the rest; but, overall I found the album to be worth the listen! It is a lovely mix of sounds, flavours, beats, and moods … a lot like me; a little bit of everything! I really enjoyed the album, and can’t wait to receive my copy so that I may listen to all the tracks again. I’ll enjoy listening to the album over and over!
I recommend that if you haven’t heard of Mat Kearney, get acquainted … you won’t have any regrets!