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Mat Kearney Stirs Up Feelings of Melancholy on New Single "Drowning in Nostalgia"

New Self-Titled Full-Length Studio Album Due out May 15th

Mat Kearney Stirs Up Feelings of Melancholy on New Single 'Drowning in Nostalgia'

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NEWS SOURCE: Stunt Company
April 29, 2024

New York, NY – April 2024 – Nashville based, Oregon born multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and producer Mat Kearney stirs up feelings of melancholy on his latest new single “Drowning in Nostalgia,” listen HERE. It’s the fifth song from Kearney’s new self-titled studio album to be released ahead of the LP, which is due out May 15th via Middle Kid Records. Ignited by his work with producer Mokita (David Guetta, Demi Lovato, Zac Brown Band), Kearney said the track came about “really fast.” The single is one of two that he did with Mokita for Mat Kearney and was written by Kearney, Mokita, and Trent Dabbs (Ingrid Michaelson, Kacey Musgraves, COIN) who also sings backing vocals on the track. “Drowning in Nostalgia” was produced by Mokita and Kearney and mixed by Grammy Award winning mix engineer Michael Brauer (John Mayer, Coldplay).

"It’s the most fictitious song on the record. I wanted to write a song that felt as if you were in the mountains of Montana. It's about the tension felt when getting to a place of fullness but you are your own worst enemy. The story of that song is how that applies in certain aspects of my own life. At the core, there’s a question of whether we’re writing our story or our story is writing us. Our history can sometimes feel too much to overcome and this song is sort of trying to understand that tension." – Mat Kearney

“Drowning in Nostalgia” follows the indie folk stunner “Sumac,” the captivating and buoyant single “Palisades,” the breezy road song “Headlights Home” and the feel good love song “Good Thing Going On.” For his first new album in more than three years Kearney took the reins on the production side. He produced or co-produced 10 of the 12 songs on the album, while working with Mokita, Micah Tawkls (Hayley Williams, Liza Anne, COIN), and Marc Scibilia (Breland, Robin Schultz, Teddy Swims) on the rest. In addition, he tapped The Brook and the Bluff – a group he’s a big fan of – to play as his backing band on several of the album’s tracks – a first for Kearney. He credits the sound and vibe of the album on this move, adding, “…these guys aren’t session players, they just have this feel together. And my favorite music is like that: people leaving space for each other, each one’s limitations complementing the other’s. And in a weird way it became like a democracy.”

Over his career, Kearney has released six studio LPs, claimed the #1 spot on iTunes, topped multiple Billboard charts, made four entries into the Hot 100, amassed over 592MM on demand streams and over 2.5 BILLION global streams. Kearney has performed live on The Today Show, Ellen, The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! and has garnered raves from USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, People, Billboard, PARADE, and Marie Claire. He also has an incredible touring history, sharing the road with everyone from John Mayer to NEEDTOBREATHE as well as headlining numerous tours of his own.

Kearney will hit the road in June for the start of a massive US headline tour that continues in August and through November. All the confirmed tour dates below and Mat Kearney will be out May 15th – pre-order/pre-save the album HERE and check for the most up-to-date information.

Confirmed US Tour Dates:

5/5 – Charleston, SC - LiveWild Festival
6/13 - Bend, OR – Tower Theatre
6/14 - Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre
6/15 - Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
6/17 - Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater
6/18 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
6/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Gardens
6/21 - Missoula, MT – The Wilma
6/22 - Bozeman, MT – The Elm
6/24 - Aspen, CO – Belly Up
6/25 - Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
6/27 - Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theatre
6/28 - Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
6/30 - Grand Rapids, MI – Frederik Meijer Gardens
8/15 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
8/16 – North Stonington, CT – Jonathan Edwards Winery
8/18 – Nantucket, MA – The Chicken Box
9/10 - Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
9/12 - Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
9/13 - Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theatre
9/14 - Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
9/16 - St. Louis, MO – Pageant
9/17 - Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre
9/19 - Nashville, TN – Ryman
9/20 - Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
9/21 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
9/23 - Raleigh, NC – Carolina Theater
9/24 - Charlotte, NC – Knight Theater
9/26 - Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
9/27 - Glenside, PA - Keswick
9/28 - Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
9/30 - Albany, NY – The Egg
10/1 - New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/2 - Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
11/7 - Houston, TX – Heights Theater
11/8 - Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater
11/9 - Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
11/11 - Santa Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Arts Center
11/12 - Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
11/14 - Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
11/15 - San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
11/16 - Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/18 - Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
11/19 - Menlo Park, CA – Guild Theater
11/20 - Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre


For more info on Mat Kearney, visit the JFH Artists Database.

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