Mat Kearney Releases New Single ‘Anywhere With You’ From Forthcoming Album ‘January Flower ‘
Mat Kearney has announced his new album January Flower, set for release on May 21st, 2021 via Tomorrow Music/Virgin. The album is available for pre-orders and pre-saves now. Written between an isolated retreat in Joshua Tree with old friend Marshall Roeman and songwriter Eli Teplin and his home studio in Nashville with longtime collaborator Robert Marvin (who also helmed Kearney’s breakout Nothing Left To Lose and 2011’s chart-topping Young Love), January Flower sees Kearney in his rawest form, distilling the songwriting process and rediscovering the joy of making music.
Mat shares, “I’m a sixth generation Oregonian. My family settled the West in covered wagons. There’s a pioneer spirit that was fun to try and put in the song. I’ve travelled a ton and been able to see a lot of places, and there’s a feeling you get when you’re in a beautiful location and you’re not with the person you love. It’s equal parts the desire to see and explore, but also do it with someone to make the experience even richer.
I actually wrote this song pre-quarantine, and never knew how much power it would come to have, or meaning it would take on, until I was stuck at home dreaming that I could travel and experience adventure with people I love. I didn’t realize how much I valued that. Maybe we all have more of an appreciation for being able to travel and experience the places we love than we did before this lockdown.”
“It was about what kind of music I really wanted to hear right now. It was about digging down and finding the innocence that comes with wanting to make music solely for the love and passion of doing it. I wanted to stay true to that voice,” Kearney says. “I needed to be emotionally brave. And by doing that, I get to lead people into their own vulnerability. That’s one of the gifts I want to bring to my music. Music can give you freedom and life, and I hope to lead people through their own inner world as I delve into my own.”
The global star has released a string of other new songs appearing on the album over the last several months, each with its own music video to accompany it. Fans have streamed the new tracks from January Flower over 9 MILLION times to date, showing an appetite for Kearney’s return-to-his-roots, vulnerable mentality in writing the record.