Do you have a favorite and least favorite part of touring?
My favorite part is being able to play music in front of people every night and do what I love to do every day. My least favorite part, I guess, would be some of the long drives and being away from home for so long can be a little taxing sometimes. I actually just drove – I’m about to start another tour with Parachute – and I just drove from Tampa, where I live, to Denver, Colo. where all the guys that play in my band are living. I made that 28-hour drive in two days, so I’m definitely already burnt from driving part of it.
This is such a fun video shot by Jesse Spencer, the drummer touring with Matt recently. Matt explains a little of the thought process behind Restless Heart and we get to check out the rest of the guys in the band… all while re-enacting the Restless Heart video. Fun fun fun.
Matt talked to Pop-break.com about touring with Matchbox Twenty and his new album.
PB: How does this new record stand out from the rest of your catalog?
MH: The new record feels like I’ve matured as a songwriter. The first album and this new record were done with Eric Ross out in California. When we made the first record we had literally just met but with this album we’ve been friends for about four years. We’ve become close friends so it made the recording process much smoother. It’s like we’re an old married couple in the studio; we’re on the same page.
More importantly, check out this picture by Reid Rolls that I hadn’t yet seen: