Listen: Matchbox Twenty's North

Last updated 16:00 28/08/2012
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MATCHBOX 20: Back with their first full length studio album in a decade, North.

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Ahead of the release of Matchbox Twenty's first album in a decade, we're giving Stuff readers the chance to listen to it first.

North is four-piece Matchbox Twenty's fourth full-length studio recording.

"The title refers to us finding our way," says drummer Paul Doucette.  "We went into this record with a lot of material. Many different songs that could have taken us in many different directions, it sort of overwhelmed us for a bit. But, at a certain point, we figured it out. We figured out where North was."

The band - Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale - lived together in a house in Nashville last year where they collaborated on the new material before once again joining forces with the Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic at his Emblem Studios in Calabasas, California. 

Matchbox Twenty shot to fame with their 1996 debut album Yourself or Someone Like You, which included hit singles like Long Day, Back 2 Good and 3 am. Two further multi-platinum albums followed with 2000's Mad Season and 2002's More Than You Think You Are.

North will be on sale in New Zealand on August 31. It can be pre-ordered on iTunes.

You have to be in New Zealand to listen to this album stream.

What do you think about the new album? Do Matchbox Twenty still got it?

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