August 28, 2012 1:30pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Matchbox Twenty's New Album Available for Preview Via iTunes
Can’t wait for more Matchbox Twenty? Although the band’s new album is slated for a post-Labor Day release, fans won’t have to wait any longer to hear all the new tunes.
The group said Tuesday that their new LP, North, is now available for preview in its entirety via iTunes. North marks Matchbox Twenty’s first full-length studio album since 2002’s More Than You Think You Are, though they later unveiled a compilation album (featuring six new tracks) in 2007.
North’s lead single, “She’s So Mean,” debuted in June at No. 91 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The next single, “Overjoyed,” is available now (listen here).
Frontman Rob Thomas has been keeping busy these days. In addition to promoting the new album, he also has been tapped as a guest mentor for Cee Lo Green’s team on The Voice’s upcoming third season.
As a mentor, Thomas meets with contestants and gives them tips on their performances.
The band will promote North during a concert on NBC’s Today on Monday, Sept. 3, where they will play new singles from the album as well as a sampling of their classic hits. North will be available for purchase Sept. 4, but fans can listen to the full album here.