Music. It's the tie that bonds. It is a way for people of totally different backgrounds to come together. To connect.
I recently received the album Young Love by Mat Kearney to review. I was not familiar with Mat Kearney's music. In fact, I'd never heard of him before. So I listened to Young Love, with absolutely no expectations, whatsoever.
iTunes classified the genre as Religious. But it is far less Christian music but more pop (mainstream) music. It was a delight to listen to Young Love. I was hooked after listening to the first track.
Hey Mama is such fun. My son and I danced around the kitchen while listening to it. It's definitely my favorite song on the album. It's light-hearted, upbeat, and addictive. You can't be still when you hear it and it will bring a smile to your face. It reminded me of my hubby and I. Opposites. "Couldn't be more opposite, I'm hard to please and you're hard to get, You're Mississippi and I'm Oregon, You're sun tanned an I'm porcelain skinned." Love it!
The next track, Ships In The Night, is my second favorite song on the album. It's not necessarily rap, but more spoken-word-like. A beautiful song. The message for me was about hanging on, even when things are tough.
Count On Me is the third song on the album and it has a kid(s) singing with him. It's a very cute song. Again, my son really like this one, too. Fun. I also loved the sixth track, Learning to Love Again… really loved his voice on this song. One of my favorite lines on the whole album is in the song, Young Dumb And In Love. It's "You kiss my lips like I was catching a flight, I said, If I'm hones I fell for you that first night."
If you aren't familiar with Mat's music you've probably heard some of his previous hits on your favorite TV shows. Past songs have appeared on 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, The Hills, Friday Night Lights, Scrubs, NCIS, and numerous other television shows. Mat's been winning over crowds on tours with everyone from John Mayer and Sheryl Crow to Keane and The Fray.
Young Love Tracklisting
1 Hey Mama
2 Ships In The Night
3 Count On Me
4 Sooner Or Later
5 Chasing The Light
6 Learning To Love Again
8 She Got The Honey
9 Young Dumb And In Love
Mat on Tour This Fall
Mat is hitting the road in September playing nearly 40 shows in US & Canada. Tickets on sale now.
9/14 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill
9/16 Charleston, SC Music Farm
9/17 Athens, GA GA Theater
9/18 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
9/20 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
9/23 Louisville, KY Headliners
9/24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
9/25 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
9/27 Interlochen, MI Corson Aud
9/29 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
9/30 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
10/1 Des Moines, IA People's Court
10/2 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
10/4 Bloomington, IN Bluebird
10/5 St Louis, MO The Pageant
10/7 Oxford, MS The Lyric
10/8 Pine Mountain, GA Callaway Gardens
10/9 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
10/20 Nashville, TN Cannery
10/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/24 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head
10/25 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
10/27 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
10/28 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/29 Philadelphia, PA Theater of LIving Arts
10/30 Albany, NY Northern Lights
11/1 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
11/2 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
11/4 Boston, MA House of Blues
11/5 Portland, ME State Theatre
11/6 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
11/8 Montreal, QC Petite Campus
11/9 Toronto, ON Opera House
11/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
11/13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
11/15 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/17 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/19 Madison, WI The Majestic
11/20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
I received a copy of “Young Love” as a member of One2One Network. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.