Matchbox Twenty has announced the release of their hugely-anticipated new album scheduled to arrive everywhere on September 4th.
North marks Matchbox Twenty’s fourth full-length studio recording and first all-new album in a decade. “The title refers to us finding our way,” says Matchbox Twenty’s Paul Doucette. “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.” The album’s electrifying first single, “She’s So Mean,” is slated to be unveiled in June.
North sees Matchbox Twenty driving their pop-rock sound further forward; magnifying the indelible melodies, crafty lyricism, and glorious hooks that have always defined their multi-platinum body of work. The band—Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale,– lived together last Summer in a house in Nashville where they all collaborated on the new material before once again joining forces with the Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic at his Emblem Studios in Calabasas, California. The result of their labors stands among Matchbox Twenty’s finest, with songs like “Overjoyed” and “Put Your Hands Up” marked by the band’s instantly identifiable sonic approach and unadulterated high spirits.
North follows Matchbox Twenty’s most recent release, 2007’s RIAA gold certified Exile on In addition to compiling such classic hits as “Push,” “Bent,” and “Unwell,” the album featured six new tracks, including still another smash single, the Steve Lillywhite-produced “How Far We’ve Come,” which is the band’s biggest selling single to date. The group also did a SRO global tour in support of Exile on Mainstream playing in front of their largest crowds ever in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.