I was unfamiliar with Matt Nathanson until recently when Heather from Fuel Friends posted some of his stuff. I’ve been enthralled since. Nathanson’s second major label album Some Mad Hope finds the San Fransisco based singer-songwriter making some of the catchiest and most radio-ready pop rock that I’ve heard in awhile.
Nathanson’s acoustic guitar and his ever-so-slightly raspy vocals are the foundation of the music upon which he weaves tales of love, loss, and longing. Lyrically, Some Mad Hope seems reflective. Like someone who has been almost broken and is now healing and ready to move on. While I really like the slickly produced versions of all the songs on Some Mad Hope is is during Nathanson’s more intimate solo acoustic performances that the weight of these songs really shines.
Some Mad Hope will be released on August 14th by Vanguard Records.
MP3 | Matt Nathanson – Detroit Waves Some Mad Hope
MP3 | Matt Nathanson – Car Crash Some Mad Hope
MP3 | Matt Nathanson – Car Crash (Live)