This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Matt Hires' second full-length studio album, 2013's This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend, features more of the Florida native's passionate and heartfelt pop. Hires has a knack for crafting hooky melodies that engage you with both lyrical honesty and a warm style of production that leaves room for both electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, and even some tasteful string arrangements. Hires also comes up with concrete imagery that helps ground the grandness of his ideas with a poignant eye for detail. On "I Am Not Here," Hires delves into how people's inclinations toward stereotyping each other keeps them from really knowing one another. He sings ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Matt Hires' second full-length studio album, 2013's This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend, features more of the Florida native's passionate and heartfelt pop. Hires has a knack for crafting hooky melodies that engage you with both lyrical honesty and a warm style of production that leaves room for both electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, and even some tasteful string arrangements. Hires also comes up with concrete imagery that helps ground the grandness of his ideas with a poignant eye for detail. On "I Am Not Here," Hires delves into how people's inclinations toward stereotyping each other keeps them from really knowing one another. He sings "Microwaves and IEDs/Happy Meals and Halloween/Things are getting better..." and "I am somebody's sucker, and somebody's fear/I am somebody's Shakespeare, but I am not here." But Hires isn't just interested in melancholy ideas about alienation in a modern world -- the man is also a lover. Several of the cuts here are sparkling, bright-eyed rockers that soar upon Hires' poetic romanticism. On the aptly titled "The Sound of Falling in Love," Hires croons "I hear the rhythm of the midnight rain/My heart is beating like a bullet train/To the melody in my blood." In some ways, Hires' music brings to mind Fun.'s mythic balladry and maverick, cross-genre defiance. However, on This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend, Hires ultimately achieves his creatively inspired ends by remaining rooted in a straightforward, if no less enjoyable, style of singer/songwriter pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/2013
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678732300
  • Catalog Number: 534755
  • Sales rank: 172,040

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Forever (3:28)
  2. 2 The Sound of Falling In Love (3:57)
  3. 3 Restless Heart (3:22)
  4. 4 Signal In the Sky (4:43)
  5. 5 Over You (3:37)
  6. 6 A?B (3:15)
  7. 7 I Am Not Here (4:30)
  8. 8 Miles Past Midnight (3:45)
  9. 9 Wishing On Dead Stars (4:05)
  10. 10 All That's Left is You (4:56)
  11. 11 When I Was Young (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matt Hires Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mark Browne Bass
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Eric Ivan Rosse Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Bruce Watson Electric Guitar
Alex Dezen Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Kaveh Rastegar Bass
Elliot Jacobson Drums
Chris Reynolds Percussion
Lily Kershaw Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Eric Ivan Rosse Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Daniel Tashian Composer
Jason Lehning Composer
Espen Lind Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Danny D. Executive Producer, Management
Ross Petersen Engineer
Alex Dezen Composer
Jamie Kenney Composer, Producer
Mark Obriski Art Direction
Espionage Producer
Tim Blacksmith Executive Producer, Management
Matt Hires Composer
Francis Murray Engineer
Busbee Composer
Amund Bjorklund Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Chris Reynolds Engineer, Digital Editing
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