Matchbox Twenty’s New Album ‘Where The Light Goes’ Is Out Now
Matchbox Twenty’s fifth studio album Where The Light Goes, is out now through Atlantic Records. It’s been produced by Gregg Wattenberg along with band members with Paul Doucette and Kyle Cook.
Where The Light Goes was first previewed by Wild Dogs (Running in a Slow Dream), which marked the band’s first new music release in over a decade. Already boasting over 4 million global streams, the single features a vibrant music video directed by Jay Sprogell and was performed live the first time on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Follow up track Don’t Get Me Wrong has since been described as a “catchy, soulfully delivered tune” by Rolling Stone upon release while American Songwriter echoed that it “places their signature sound on full display and solidifies their title as pop culture phenomenon.” Further album highlights include Queen of New York City – a touching personal song – and Rebels, a live favourite that sits perfectly amongst the band’s anthemic catalogue.
In an official statement, frontman Rob Thomas said, “One of the best things about this job is how fortunate and lucky we are to still be here. These songs have been a part of people’s lives. They’ve been in weddings, they’ve become tattoos, and they’re the soundtrack to Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. My only real hope is for more people to let this album be part of their lives. To me, it’s the greatest compliment.”
Matchbox Twenty – Rob Thomas, Brian Yale, Paul Doucette, and Kyle Cook — kicked off their mammoth North American 50+ date Slow Dream Tour last week, including their first-ever performance at the Hollywood Bowl. The outing is the band’s first since 2017’s ‘A Brief History of Everything’ tour which marked the 20th anniversary of their Diamond-certified debut album Yourself or Someone Like You.
Matchbox Twenty has sold over 40 million records worldwide, garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations, and played to millions of fans in arenas, amphitheatres, and stadiums across continents.