Song Premiere: Matt Andersen, “Who Are You Listening To?”

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American Songwriter is pleased to premiere “Who Are You Listening To?,” a blues rock cut from New Brunswick musician Matt Andersen’s upcoming album, Honest Man.

On Honest Man, Andersen explores political and personal endeavors like on “Who Are You Listening To?,” a song he penned during a “pre-election social media flood.” The track pairs a prominent blues rock opening with an electrifying guitar solo and begs listeners to form their own opinions during election season.

Andersen teamed up with New York R&B producer Commissioner Gordon to record the 10-track album out on Feb. 26 via True North Records. The album serves as the follow-up to his JUNO Award-nominated 2014 album Weightless.

“Gordon has worked with so many different people, like Santana and Quincy Jones, on so many historic albums,” Andersen said in a release. “He has such a great approach and was able to tie-in so many new ideas to what I’ve done in the past without losing touch with my sound.”

Listen to “Who Are You Listening To” and check out Andersen’s tour dates below.

Tour dates:

02/16 Duncan, BC – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre*
02/17 Victoria, BC – University of Victoria Farquhar Auditorium*
02/18 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre*
02/19 Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Community Theatre*
02/20 Banff, AB – The Banff Centre*
02/21 Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium*
02/22 Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium*
02/24 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre*
02/25 Regina, SK – University of Regina Drake Hall*
02/26 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre*
02/27 Guelph, ON – River Run Centre*
02/28 London, ON – Centennial Hall*
03/01 Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Square*
03/02 St. Catharines, ON – St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre*
03/03 Owen Sound, ON – Roxy Theatre*
03/04 Burlington, ON – Burlington Performing Arts Centre*
03/05 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall*
03/06 Orillia, ON – Orillia Opera House*
03/08 Port Hope, ON – Cameco Capitol Arts Centre*
03/09 Markham, ON – Flato Markham Theatre*
03/10 Kingston, ON – Grand Theatre*
03/11 Burlington, VT – Club Metronome
03/12 Boston, MA – Club Passim
03/13 Bethlehem, PA – Blast Furnace Blues Festival
03/14 Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
03/15 New London, CT – Garde Arts
03/16 Portsmouth, NH – Birdseye
03/18 New York City, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
03/19 Philadelphia, PA – Tin Angel
03/20 Fall River, MA – Narrows Center For The Arts
03/24 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre*
03/25 Montreal, QC – L’Astral*
03/26 Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
04/12 Fredericton, NB – The Playhouse*
04/13 Moncton, NB – Capitol Theatre*
04/14 Saint John, NB – Imperial Theatre*
04/15 Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium*
04/28 Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
04/29 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
04/30 St. Paul, MN – Turb Club
05/01 Cedar Rapids, IA – CSPS Hall
05/02 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
05/03 Kansas City, MO – Elvis Lounge at Knuckleheads
05/04 Salina, KS – Stiefel On Stage
05/05 Dallas, TX – Kessler Theatre
05/06 Austin, TX – Cactus Café
05/07 Houston, TX – Dosey Doe
05/08 San Antonio – Sam’s Burger Joint
05/09 Albuquerque, NM – The Cooperage
05/11 Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum
05/12 San Diego, CA – Winstons
05/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Mint
05/14 San Francisco, CA – Bricks and Mortar
05/15 Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s
05/18 Bend, OR – Volcanic Pub
05/19 Portland, OR – White Eagle
05/20 Seattle, WA – Triple Door
05/21 Electric City, WA – Sunbanks Music Festival

* with Donovan Woods

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