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article imageCatching up with Matt Nathanson: 'Gold In The Summertime' Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 19, 2015 in Music
Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson chatted with Digital Journal about his concert at Jones Beach with rock band Train, as well as his new single and future plans.
On June 16, he performed at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, opening for Pat Monahan and Train, and his set was well-received by Digital Journal. "It has been a pretty fun tour because everybody is super-nice. The guys from Train are friends of mine and The Fray are nice too," he said.
Regarding his new single "Gold In The Summertime," Nathanson said, "My next album is super dark, and I had brought in a bunch of songs and I finished lyrics for the ones that felt strongest. My record was looking sorta happy, and one of the tracks that I loved, 'Gold In The Summertime,' was giving me a hard time wrapping my head around the lyrics. So, I felt it was really important in the arc of the album. I really loved this track, and I never had a song that grooved like that, and felt that joy and emotion, so I finished the song and decided to get it right."
Nathanson added, "The song is specifically about summer in New York City, and those days that are super hot and they feel magical. Usually when it is super-hot, you are sweating, you hate everybody and you hate being around people. In certain days in New York, you are walking around and there is a slight breeze and the city is lit up perfectly. It was written from that perspective of rolling around naked on a bed with somebody, and the mystery and cinematicness of New York is the backdrop. I reached in and tried to finish the song that way, and it worked out really well. It was nice to have it on the record, since it was a real nice counterbalance to the happiness."
He revealed that his new album may have a "sexy little love song" similar to his signature song "Come On Get Higher." "I can't get away without writing a song about sex. It is too important to me," he said with a loud guffaw.
Nathanson had nothing but great words for his dear friends, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of the country duo Sugarland. "Kristian Bush is the best," he exclaimed. "Jennifer is also one of my favorite people in the world, and when I sing with her, I get really very connected."
To learn more about singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, his latest single and his tour dates, check out his official website.
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