Matt and Kim Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Forever”

New Album Due This Spring via FADER Label

Jan 12, 2018
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Matt and Kim (aka Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino) have announced a new album and shared a video for its first single, the anthemic "Forever." Details about the album (such as the title, tracklist, cover art, and exact release date) are still forthcoming, but it is due out in the spring via FADER Label. Below is the black & white video for "Forever," which features the band singing, dancing, and playing drums in a stark warehouse space. Also below are the band's tour dates.

This is the band's sixth album and first one in three years. Johnson co-produced the album with Lars Stalfors. It follows an onstage injury Schifino suffered in Mexico, where she tore her ACL and the band took a year off from touring, their longest break from the road since forming. A press release says the band "used the time during Kim's extensive recovery to create one of their most personal albums to date, with writing beginning just one week after Kim's surgery."

Johnson had this to say about the album in a press release: "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. With a song like 'Forever' it felt really good to get stuff off our chest.  While the chorus may seem harsh...I think the verses are a rally cry to pull together and just overcome all the bullsh*t."

"Forever" features additional production from Flosstradamus and guest vocals from Mark Hoppus and SWMRS.

Read our 2015 My Firsts interview with Matt and Kim.

 

Matt and Kim Tour Dates:

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 @ Sonico Festival
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
5/2   - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/4   - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
5/5-6 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival

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