Matchbox Twenty: Second Hiatus, Fourth Album
I grew up with Matchbox Twenty. I loved Rob Thomas’s voice; it held emotion and character unique to each song he sang. From a little kid I would listen to them, whether it was to be hyped up for a soccer game, calmed to sleep, or just to focus. In middle school I wanted to sing “Unwell” for the talent show. Let’s just say that didn’t happen. I didn’t even show up for the tryouts I had signed up for.
I didn’t realize at that age the idea of a band breaking up. It sucked for me when I found out they were on hiatus- at that age I didn’t even know what that meant! But then I heard new songs on the radio, and it sounded like Rob Thomas! Sure enough, it was Exile on the Mainstream. And then they broke up again. Rob Thomas went solo, and I followed him through those albums, but then one fateful day, I found news that made my heart lift.
Matchbox Twenty is regrouping after their SECOND hiatus for a fourth album. Rob Thomas doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to release any singles, or even the title of that album, quite frankly, but nevertheless, I am totally stoked over it! One of my favorite bands of all time releasing new material sometime before the world ‘ends’? Awesome!
What do you think?
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