On April 7th, alternative band Matt and Kim released their 4th studio album called New Glow. I got introduced to Matt and Kim via MTV (shocking because they hardly play music anymore) but it’s true. I saw the video for their song “Cameras” and was impressed. Another song that I like by them is “Lesson Learned.” Their sound is what I’d call alternative, but with pop, electronic, and rap influences.
The band has released several singles from the album in the weeks leading up to the album’s release. “Get It” is my personal favorite. It’s an upbeat song with rap influences. It’s a good song to dance to. “Hoodie On” should be everyone’s lazy day anthem. “Hey Now” is an upbeat song about love. The other single that was released is for their song “Can You Blame Me”. Three different versions of a music video were released for this song.
There are some other standout tracks on the album besides my favorite “Get It”. One is “Make a Mess” and I like this song because it reminds me of an old-school video game. I love the production on “Killn’ Me” particularly the horns. “Not Alone” and “Stirred Up” are also good songs as well.
If you’re in the mood for an upbeat album or you’re just a fan of Matt and Kim in general, then check out New Glow, which is in our catalog. Their previous albums Grand, Sidewalks, and Lightning are also available from the Library.