Global star Mat Kearney reveals new single ‘Powerless‘ and announces a new LP ‘January Flower‘
The new single ‘Powerless’ was 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. “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,” he says. “I wanted to stay true to that voice.”
Thanks to a vast touring history, which includes treks with artists like John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, and NEEDTOBREATHE, dozens of dynamic synchs on leading shows like Greys Anatomy, on performances on TODAY Show, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The new single “Powerless” came from that early session in Joshua Tree, with Kearney considering what it means to lose power – both literally and figuratively – and embracing the feeling of your life being pleasantly out of control. “That mirrors our experience in life,” he notes. “We have all these grand plans and then something else happens and it can become even better than you planned.”