Matt's third full length studio album, 'The Midnight Strain', will be available on Full Bloom Records on November 10th 2018. Eleven new songs that are tangled in a soulful web of R&B with detours into Country, Pop and Rockabilly, drenched in the passionate vocals, biting guitar and clever songwriting Matt is known for. There's a dreamy, psychedelic and at times swampy atmosphere to this record and it's one that Matt feels like he couldn't have made a decade ago. The growth is evident even compared his previous work, the critically acclaimed, 'Life After Rock N Roll' (2017). Pre-order 'The Midnight Strain' on CD to receive the album two weeks before the official release and an instant download of the first single, 'Too Close For Comfort'.
'The Midnight Strain' takes the listener on a one-way tour through the hardships that we are all challenged with at various times in our lives - the ones that are so looming and difficult that they keep us tossing, turning and up worrying late at night. The album's theme delves into this heavy strain on the soul, magnifying the ridiculous distractions that keep us from happiness and living a once cherished simple life in this fast paced world.
The songs on 'The Midnight Strain' are about the madness that won’t leave you alone - the users, abusers, takers, talkers, thirsters, liars, cheaters, hangers on, politicians, self-declared ones, news, TV and loss. Every note will leave the listener longing for a little peace of mind.
Sometimes in this fast paced world, it can feel like everything around you is spinning out of control and there's barely time to take anything in worthwhile. We all could use a break and my new music sympathizes. It offers a chance to catch your breath and reflect...
"Are you far behind? Turn up the radio and lose your mind."
- Matt Walsh September 22nd, 2018