I was looking for Matt’s album on the singer songerwriter chart at ITunes and could not figure out why he wasn’t showing up. That’s when I realized they had categorized his album as pop. Pop is a much harder chart to move up on because… it’s pop. I didn’t see his album at first and thought – oh well, how can you compete against “Now That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 47″. But then I found him, sandwiched between Justin Timberlake and Backstreet Boys. Higher than P!nk but lower than Daft Punk at number 17.
Here’s a cap. I’ll update this post if the album goes any higher on the list.
Make sure to pick up a copy of Matt’s new album, “This World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend”, TODAY. You can get it on ITunes here!
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Let’s get it to #1 on ITunes charts!
(And tweet @matthires to let him know that you got it and what you think.)
You can stream the whole album here.
Says Matt of his new album:
“It has some of that singer/songwriter heart in there, but making this one, I knew I wanted to experiment with arrangements more,” Hires says of his full-length sophomore effort. “Some of the arrangements are a little more pop, some of it’s a little more edgy, and all of the songs have a little more honesty to them.”
Matt posted the track list for his CD This World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend which is due to be released on 8/13.
Matt’s CD, The World Won’t Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend, is scheduled to be released on August 13.
Check out the cool album art:
Thanks to my friend Sherri for recording this performance of Elliott Smith’s Baby Britain. I never expected to hear Matt cover my favorite artist, so this was a nice bonus. If asked, I would have picked a different song for Matt to sing, but in the end, I think that this song suits him really well. Bonus Signal in the Sky.
You can click through to subscribe and listen to the full tracks on Matt’s rdio session. Or listen to the preview clips here: