Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mat Kearney: Young Love *CD Review*

"Like ships in the night, you keep passing me by. We're just wasting time, trying to prove who's right, and if it all comes crashing into the sea, if it's just you and me trying to find the light. Like ships in the night."

Thanks to the One2One Network, I had an incredible opportunity to do my first CD review! And might I just saw, what a hell of a first CD to review.

This being his third album, Mat Kearney's Young Love hit stores a couple weeks back debuting on the #1 spot on iTunes Album and Rock charts! With it's eclectic mix of musical styles, and upbeat tempo, it's no wonder why it topped the charts so fast :)

On this CD, you can find 10 wonderful tracks:

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

7. Down

8. She Got The Honey

9. Young Dumb And In Love

10. Rochester

I suppose you can say I've been living under a Mat Kearney rock because I had NEVER heard of him before! I'm sure I would recognize a song of his if I heard it because his music has been featured on hit television shows like 30 Rick, Grey's Anatomy, The Hills, Friday Night Lights, Scrubs, NCIS, and many others, but I had never heard of the person before this review opportunity.

One word: Ah-MAY-zing!

Seriously, the way you can tell I've found a new favorite artist is I listen to their CD or songs over and over (and over) again, and I believe from last count, I've listened to the CD fully through 6 times since I got it.

I even made my boyfriend listen to it, and he really liked it, too!

It's so upbeat that you just want to get up and dance to it (which I have), and his lyrics are so meaningful and deep; that's what I like best about a song in general. If it has good lyrics, I'm all over it :) I'm also thoroughly impressed by the seamless mixing of musical genres-not only can you find indie in this album, but there is also a hint of country, some pop, and even a little softcore rapping, which I surprisingly liked a lot (I'm definitely NOT a big country and rap fan).

When I loaded up the CD into my iTunes library, I was actually pretty shocked to see that it's listed under the genre of religious. I would have NEVER guessed that.

I have to say, while I do love all the songs on the CD, my absolute favorite is Ships in the Night. It's such a beautiful song. Although, really, they ALL are :)

Have YOU been living under a Mat Kearney rock?! If so, jump right on outta there and learn more about him and his music!

Mat Kearney Official Website

Mat Kearney iTunes Page

Mat Kearney on Twitter

Mat Kearney on Facebook

You can also purchase his new album, Young Love, on iTunes and Amazon, or directly from his Personal Store.

**Disclaimer: I was provided with Mat Kearney's newest album, Young Love, in CD form to facilitate this honest review courtesy of One2One Network. All thoughts, opinions, and words expressed in the above post are mine, and mine alone except where otherwise stated**

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Never hear of him before either but I was so intrigued that I hit youtube and I'm listening to "Close To Love" as I type this!