Matchbox Twenty has released their first single since 2012's North album. The new song is entitled Wild Dogs (Running in a Slow Dream) and will be on their upcoming album, Where The Light Goes. It's not like they really went anywhere, the members have all just been working on their own projects. Frontman Rob Thomas released his album Chip Tooth Smile in 2019. He proceeded to tour with it and then Matchbox was preparing to launch a tour in the summer of 2020. Clearly, that did not happen so they rescheduled for 2021, 2022, and now, they have rebranded their initial tour for 2023. This aligns perfectly with the music that they have coming out, WTLG drops on May 26th and is available for pre-order.So, what did the boys have in store for their new single? Was it worth the wait? That's a solid yes. Reminiscent of Bruce Spingsteen's Born To Run and Badlands, anyone who lives in a small town and is desperate to get out, can relate. With lyrics like: "We were crash hard falling like a waterfall, Slow sweat dancing in the music hall, We were shining, yeah, we were trying, Got a slow start running, we were picking up steam, All time lows and small town scenes," it has a strong Bruce vibe. More so, it is fun, happy, light, and sweet. Maybe not what Matchbox Twenty wants to hear but they have created a catchy hit that is setting the tone and high expectations for the rest of the album.
Wild Dogs (Running in a Slow Dream) is now available for download and their new album, Where The Light Goes, will be released on May 26th. Plus, check them out on tour this whole Spring/Summer.