Just in time for longer days and warmer nights, Matt Wertz unleashes the latest taste of his infectious, pop perfect record Gun Shy, out 5/20. Having spent many successful years in Music City, Matt decamped to LA to write his latest with pop writers, including Ian Keaggy (Hot Chelle Rae, Cody Simpson), Ben Romans (Carly Rae Jepson) and Seth Jones(Greg Holden, Tyler Bryant). The result is an addictive album that is indicative of the songwriter’s push forward, California sunshine in a bottle but not without substance, sure to satisfy fans both old and new. The album is available to pre-order NOW!
Having released R&B jam “Unexpected Love” and the slow-burning “Smoke,” Matt is excited to unveil another quintessential taste of his undeniable grooves and classic influences. Remaining true to the songwriting chops that have won fans for over a decade, he invites listeners to join him and dive into the driving beats, impossibly catchy hooks and lyrical pondering.
Addictive from the moment the beat drops, “Lemonade” is sure to become a summer classic. Click HERE to listen.
To celebrate the city that insired the record, Matt will play a release party at Hotel Cafe on 5/25. Tickets are available HERE.
For nearly 15 years, Matt Wertz has been making his way through commercial success and touring milestones while remaining true to his roots as an independent artist. Having toured over the years and across the country with artists including Jason Mraz, Maroon5,Parachute and Gavin DeGraw, Wertz always returned to Nashville, the city has been become both his muse and his hometown. A longtime member of Nashville’s songwriting community, Wertz teamed with A-list pop writers from the West Coast to bring Gun Shy to life. Wertz is proud to push the envelope with sky-high songs whose driving beats and splashing synths create a brand new landscape.
Stay tuned for more news from Matt Wertz coming soon!
Gun Shy track list:
4. Slow Motion
5. Unexpected Love
6. Easy Things Hard
8. Patient Heart
9. Stars Align
10. Hold on to Me
11. Gun Shy (Change)
12. How I Remember You