Mat Kearney – Young LovePosted: September 9, 2011
I was first introduced to Mat Kearney by my brother about 3-4 years ago – generally, if my brother likes a group or artist, chances are I will too. He’s introduced me to Mat Kearney, James Morrison, Matt Nathanson, OAR, etc. and I like them all. He also introduced me to Ludacris and Outkast and I love them as well (yeah, I do).
So when I got an email from One2One Network asking if I would review Mat Kearney’s latest CD, obviously I was in because that meant free music! Lucky for One2One I liked it 🙂
I tend to categorize music into 3 categories – driving music, relaxing music, and sad music. That’s exactly how I plan to review the album right now!
Young Love tracklist
- Hey Mama – DEFINITELY Driving. This song will make me get a speeding ticket. Or two.
- Ships In The Night – Driving. Not as hand-clappy as Hey Mama, but a different kind of driving music.
- Count On Me – I’m going to go with Relaxing on this one. A little bit of driving, but more relaxing. It’s chill out music, which I know we all need sometimes. Love it.
- Sooner Or Later – Relaxing. Just kind of mellow. I can’t believe I just used the word mellow.
- Chasing The Light – Handclaps = automatic promotion to driving music. Duh!
- Learning To Love Again – The first sad song on the CD. Not overly sad, not “make you cry like a big baby” sad, just a little sad.
- Down – Gonna go with relaxing on this one. I was a little iffy, it has definite leans towards driving, but that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
- She Got The Honey – Driving. Any song that sticks in my head like this one is driving music. Thanks, Mat, for getting this song in my head.
- Young Dumb And In Love – Driving! I think I sense some faux handclaps in there.
- Rochester – The second sad song. I suppose that’s a good way to end an album.
Check the widget out to learn more than you ever wanted to know about Mat Kearney. Apparently I can’t figure out how to make the widget work. Typical. He seems like a pretty cool dude. Make sure you check out some of his old stuff too – my personal favorite is Nothing Left To Lose. Not a driving song, but that’s okay. I’ll let this one slide.
I was selected by one2one network to review the new Mat Kearney album. I did not receive any compensation, other than a copy of the CD to write up the review. Thank you, One2One!