His new album, Young Love, released about a month ago along, just three months after it's first single, Hey Mama debuted on the radio. Hey Mama is upbeat and so fun; it's a really happy and flirty song; you can't help but start to sing along once you have gotten the hang of it. Down and Ships in the Night follow as his next two singles, giving casual listeners of his a real taste of the new album.
The whole album is a combination of Mat's own rock and folk edge with some spirituality sprinkled throughout. Though most of the album is upbeat and pieces of a love story, the last song, Rochester, closes the album with a unique feeling. The song itself is very somber; however it ends with a glimmer of hope within sadness. I was not expecting a song like this after hearing the rest of the album, but was definitely not disappointed. Rochester pulls emotions and tugs at raw reality. It actually reminds me of a song that Bruce Springsteen might write. The song shows Mat's abilities as a singer and a songwriter.
I received a free copy of Mat Kearney's album, Young Love, through One2One Network in exchange for my non biased and honest review of the album. Aside from the album to review, I did not receive any compensation for writing this review though I will be put into a random drawing for a gift certificate upon publishing this review on my blog. For my full disclosure statement, please click here.