For all of the hits that the Matchbox Twenty
guys have accrued over the past 15 years, the pop-rock group has only released three official albums, with the last of that trio, "More Than You Think You Are
," released nearly a decade ago. At long last, however, Rob Thomas
and co. have returned with "North
," their fourth studio disc set for a Sept. 4 release.
Thomas, Paul Doucette
, Kyle Cook
and Brian Yale
worked on "North" in Nashville last summer before joining producer Matt Serletic
in Calabasas, Calif. "We went into this record with a lot of material
," says Doucette.
"Many different songs that could have taken us in many different directions. It sort of overwhelmed us for a bit. But, at a certain point, we figured it out. We figured out where North was.
The album's first single, "She's So Mean
," is set to hit radio in June. Other song titles include "Overjoyed
," "Our Song
" and "Put Your Hands Up
Thanks to Billboard.com
for the story.