Matchbox Twenty released More Than You Think You Are

by , Editor on September 25, 2002 | genre: artists directory

Melisma/Atlantic recording artist matchbox twenty is set to return to the airwaves with the release of their eagerly anticipated new single, "Disease." The song, which impacts at multi-format radio outlets across North America on September 30th, heralds the November 19th arrival of the band's third album, "MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE." Produced by matchbox twenty's longtime studio collaborator Matt Serletic, the new album was recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York and at The Hit Factory in New York City.

 
Artist: Matchbox Twenty
Title: More Than You Think You Are
Release date: 11/19/02
Label: Atlantic
Single: Disease
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"I knew a while back that I wanted 'Disease' to be the first single," says the band's lead singer/songwriter Rob Thomas. "I've had a good feeling about this song for a long time. On one hand, it's probably the most rock track we've ever done, because we've been working with Greg Collins, who's engineered bands like System of a Down and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and mixer Jim Scott, who's worked with people like Wilco and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. But at the same time, there's a warmness to the record, a real organic quality that I just love."

"'Disease' definitely rocks," adds drummer Paul Doucette, "but it's also got strings and an almost disco melody going on, so at the same time, it's one of the most poppy songs we've ever done."

"It's like Monsters of Rock goes to Studio 54," Thomas laughs.

"MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE" marks matchbox twenty's first new music since the RIAA quadruple-platinum "MAD SEASON," released in May 2000. It also marks the first time that all five members of the band have shared in the songwriting credits. matchbox twenty made their debut in 1996 with "YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU," which earned the RIAA's prestigious Diamond Award and has been certified 12X platinum in the U.S. alone.

matchbox twenty has logged an extraordinary string of hit singles, including such Top 5 favorites as "Push," "3AM," "Real World," "Back 2 Good," "If You're Gone," "Mad Season," and the #1 smash, "Bent." In addition, Thomas has received a number of songwriting honors, including: three Grammy Awards; a remarkable 11 BMI Awards - including 1999 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year and 2002 BMI Pop Song of the Year (for "If You're Gone"); and Billboard Songwriter of the Year honors for two years running.

"Y'know, when you put out a new record, none of your previous successes matter," Thomas says. "For us, every time we put something out, it feels like we're putting out our first record all over again."

matchbox twenty is: Kyle Cook * Paul Doucette * Adam Gaynor * Rob Thomas * Brian Yale.

More Than You Think You Are Tracklisting
1. Feel
2. Disease
3. Bright Lights
4. Unwell
5. Cold
6. All I Need
7. Hand Me Down
8. Could I Be You
9. Downfall
10. Soul
11. You're So Real
12. The Difference
1. Feel
2. Disease
3. Bright Lights
4. Unwell
5. Cold
6. All I Need
7. Hand Me Down
8. Could I Be You
9. Downfall
10. Soul
11. You're So Real
12. The Difference

"More Than You Think You Are" by Matchbox Twenty - release date: 11/19/02..


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