Matthew Perryman Jones To Release New Album The Waking Hours, Shares “Lovers In Another Life”

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On September 21, Matthew Perryman Jones will release The Waking Hours, a new album due via Tone Tree. His fifth studio release, The Waking Hours follows 2015’s Cold Answer. Jones tapped Josh Kaler to produce the album, which the pair recorded alongside multi-instrumentalist Owen Biddle.

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Ahead of the album’s release, Jones has shared a first taste of The Waking Hours in new song “Lovers In Another Life.” Built on a hypnotic beat and bed of electronic flourishes, the song provides a lush backdrop for Jones’ sturdy, soulful vocals.

“‘Lovers In Another Life’ was almost the title track of the record,” Jones says. “While exploring this concept I had this inner nag that wouldn’t let me rest on it. It’s not what the whole record is about. It’s only a dramatic chapter in a larger story. I have fumbled through and lost myself in pursuit of love (or what I thought was love) but am slowly waking up. Thus, the new album is called The Waking Hours. It’s more about coming back to something true within yourself and being awake to your own life.”

Listen to “Lovers In Another Life” below.

Matthew Perryman Jones Tour Dates:
Aug 24 – Nashville, TN – Books, Bars & Guitars: American Summer
Sept 21 – Newark, OH – Thirty One West
Sept 22 – Lake Orion, MI – 20 Front Street
Sept 23 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
Sept 25 – Shell Lake, WI – The Potter’s Shd
Sept 26 – Minneapolis, MN – Aster Café
Sept 27 – Ames, IA – The Maintenance Shop
Sept 29 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Oct 11 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
Oct 12 – Duluth, GA – Red Clay Music Foundry
Oct 13 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse
Oct 14 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
Oct 16 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
Oct 17 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Oct 18 – Newtown Square, PA – Burlap and Bean
Oct 20 – Somrville, MA – Thunder Road
Oct 21 – New Haven, CT – Café Nine
Oct 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
Oct 24 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival

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