2007’s break-out success story behind [lastfm]Matthew Nathanson[/lastfm]’s debut album, Some Mad Hope, featured a hard working, San Franciscan singer-songwriter finally win the attention he deserved, a nationwide appreciation that only comes with 15+ years of non-stop touring. “Come On Get Higher,” the Top 3 single from Hope, sold 2 million copies; little more proof was needed to grant Matt Nathanson the confidence in his songwriting necessary for any artist to grow beyond a successful debut album. With Modern Love, his second album, he shows how comfortable in his skin he’s become as songs evolve from humble, acoustic strummers to all-out groove-tastic summer anthems.
Download “Mercy” from Modern Love for free on iTunes, and get your first taste of the new, free-wheeling Matt Nathanson. If you’re dying for that one record to define and brighten your summer of 2011, look no further – Modern Love has the energy and melodies to turn a dour BBQ into a spirited sing-a-long.