Matt Johnson discusses+ watch the new video for “Like I Used To Be”

Matt and Kim just announced their sixth studio album ALMOST EVERYDAY, co-produced by Lars Stalfors and Matt Johnson, will be released in May of 2018. The new music includes guest vocals from the band’s friends including Mark Hoppus, Clairo, King Tuff, Flosstradamus, Santigold, Kevin Morby, Cole and Max Becker from SWMRS, Kevin Ray from Walk The Moon, Travis Hayley from Night Riots, HXLT, Dave Monks from Tokyo Police Club, Van William from Waters, and Fletcher C. Johnson.

Via the band’s official press release today, Matt and Kim debuted a new track from ALMOST EVERYDAY titled “Like I Used To Be” along with a lyric video featuring stand-out vocals from Kim in the song’s chorus, and additional background vocals from Flosstradamus and Travis Hayley from Night Riots.

They detailed — “Like I Used To Be” is Matt and Kim reminiscing about being young and carefree, mirroring the personal sentiment that runs throughout the album about darker times and the need for change and perseverance. The duo began writing the music for ALMOST EVERYDAY following a challenging time for the band after Kim suffered an onstage injury in early 2017. Forced to take a year off from touring — the longest they have ever stayed off the road — the band used the time during Kim’s extensive recovery to create one of their most intimate albums to date.

Matt Johnson shares:

2017 was not a great year for us. Kim got real depressed during her recovery, and anyone who knows Kim (or has seen her play) knows she’s such a bad-ass upbeat person so it was hard. Then of course almost everyday it seemed like there was another terrible headline. I feel since the beginning of music people have used writing songs as a form of therapy, but I’m not sure we ever really did…until 2017.

ALMOST EVERYDAY track listing:
1. Intro
2. Forever
3. Like I Used To Be
4. I’d Rather
5. Happy If You’re Happy
6. On My Own
7. All In My Head
8. Youngest I Will Be
9. Glad I Tried
10. Where Do We Go From Here?

Catch Matt and Kim ON TOUR starting March 7th:
3/7 — Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
3/8 — Albany, NY @ The Hollow
3/23 — Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/24 — Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
3/26 — Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
3/27 — St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
3/28 — Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theater
3/29 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
3/31 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
4/2 — Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
4/3 — SF, CA @ The Warfield
4/4 — LA, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
4/6 — Mexico City, MX @ El Plaza Condesa
4/7 — Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Guadalajara
4/9 — San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
4/10 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
4/12 — Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
4/13 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
4/14 — Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
4/16 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/17 — Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
4/18 — Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
4/20 — Columbus, OH @ Express Live
4/21 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
4/22 — Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
4/23 — Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
4/24 — Portland, ME @ State Theater
4/26 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/27 — New Haven, CT @ College St Music Hall
4/28 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
4/29 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
5/2 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/3 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/4 — Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
5/5–6 — Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival

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