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MATT MAESON SHARES “PROBLEMS”

ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER UNVEILS LATEST SINGLE
FROM FORTHCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM,
NEVER HAD TO LEAVE 

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 21 IN ATLANTA, GA
WITH SOLD OUT SHOWS IN NEW YORK, SEATTLE AND TORONTO 

US LIVE SCHEDULE INCLUDES TOP-BILLED PERFORMANCE
AT DOVER, DE’S FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 

NEVER HAD TO LEAVE ARRIVES FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 VIA NEON GOLD/ATLANTIC 

Chart-topping, RIAA platinum certified singer-songwriter Matt Maeson has shared his new single, “Problems,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. The intensely emotional track builds to an unforgettable finale fueled by passionate gang vocals.

“Problems” marks the latest single from Maeson’s hugely anticipated sophomore studio album, NEVER HAD TO LEAVE, arriving everywhere via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records on Friday, August 26. Pre-orders are available now HERE.

I started ‘Problems’ with my best friend Rozwell about six years ago alongside Noah Breakfast in his small apartment in Philly during Jay Z’s Made In America Festival,” says Maeson. “We sat on the song for quite a while working away at it until we found a record that it really fit for. It’s about realizing how your own problems can give you empathy for other people’s problems and when that becomes a mental understanding it can be a very healing and cathartic thing.
-MATT MAESON

NEVER HAD TO LEAVE also includes recently premiered nostalgic track “A Memory Away” and the mesmerizing first single, “Blood Runs Red,” both available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Hailed by Ones To Watch for “(retaining) all the hallmarks that make the affecting crooner such a force to behold,” “Blood Runs Red” has quickly racked up over 2M plays while ascending at Alternative Radio airplay charts nationwide. An official music video is streaming now via YouTube HERE.

Maeson – who recently wrapped a sold out series of intimate solo acoustic dates – will herald NEVER HAD TO LEAVE with a full-scale North American headline tour getting underway September 21 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. Additional highlights include a much anticipated performance at Dover, DE’s Firefly Music Festival (Saturday, September 24). A number of dates – including shows in New York City, Seattle, and Toronto – have already sold out. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit www.mattmaeson.com.

Hailed by American Songwriter for “(creating) a sound unlike much else out there,” 2019 saw Matt Maeson  arrive at the forefront of American Alternative music with his critically acclaimed breakthrough debut album, BANK ON THE FUNERAL, highlighted by the RIAA platinum certified single, “Cringe,” which spent four consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart after a steady 25-week climb. Maeson then made history with the platinum certified “Hallucinogenics (Feat. Lana Del Rey),” which spent three weeks at #1 on the Alternative chart while also proving his first multi-format hit by topping Triple A airplay charts nationwide. The triumphant success of “Hallucinogenics” affirmed Maeson as the first ever male solo artist to earn two #1 Alternative hits from a full-length debut album and only the fifth male artist to accomplish that achievement following iconic superstars Beck, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, and Morrissey. Moreover, Maeson joined Cage the Elephant and Bush as one of only three artists in history have had two number #1 Alternative hits on their debut album.

Currently boasting over 1B worldwide streams and close to 130M video views, the Nashville-based musician now returns with his long awaited sophomore album, NEVER HAD TO LEAVE, a revelatory body of work that embodies a newfound hopefulness while reinforcing the raw intensity and unapologetic truth-telling that have defined Maeson’s music from the very start. Mainly produced by his longtime collaborator James Flannigan (MARINA, Broods), NEVER HAD TO LEAVE came to life in a series of free-flowing, highly experimental sessions in Nashville, Los Angeles, and Maeson’s former homebase of Austin. The album’s chameleonic and combustible sound is enhanced by such musician-friends as drummer Rob Humphreys (Karen O, Jacob Banks) and guitarist Brennan Smiley (The Technicolors), resulting  in an eclectic, frenetic collision of rock ‘n’ roll, folk, and irresistibly gritty pop. Marked by the restless creativity that has long fueled his musical output, NEVER HAD TO LEAVE serves as a thunderous meditation on beginning anew after a long period of struggle and self-destruction, once again providing an essential outlet for artist and audience alike.

The reason I make music is I want my songs to help people feel justified in whatever they’re feeling, especially if they’re going through hard times,” says Maeson. “When I was 17 I started performing in prisons as part of my parents’ prison ministry, and I realized what music could do as far as helping people feel dignified and less alone. It was a way of bringing light into one of the darkest possible places, and right away I knew I wanted to do that for everyone. Keeping that in mind has always motivated me to write as honestly as possible, without filtering anything out.

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TRACKLIST
Blood Runs Red
Never Had To Leave
Cut Deep
Lonely As You
Cry Baby
Nelsonwood Lane
Twisted Tongue
Problems
Waltz Right In
Sanctified
A Memory Away
My Hand/Lawless Dream

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AUGUST

19 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27 *

SEPTEMBER

21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
22 – Charlotte, NC –The Underground
24 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival †
26 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (SOLD OUT)
27 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
29 – Albany, NY –Empire Live

OCTOBER

1 – Buffalo, NY –Town Ballroom
2 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre (SOLD OUT)
4 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
6 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
9 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
10 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
15 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
16 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
18 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater

NOVEMBER

04 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market (SOLD OUT)
07 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
08 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
11 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
14 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas
15 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
17 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
19 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

* SOLO ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE
† FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

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