About three and a half years ago we here at Baeble were lucky to get singer-songwriter Mat Kearney
on The Rooftop for an exclusive interview
and performance in anticipation of his then album Young Love
. In the following years, Kearney has developed even more as an artist. His mash up of pop rock, soul, and blues now has another addition with his newfound interest in hip-hop inspired lyrical flows. With his new album Just Kids
out now, it was the perfect time to revisit his past work and see how he has developed as a musician.
The performance at the Baeble rooftop is classic Kearney. In a personable manner, he opens up about his songwriting process and what the songs mean to him before launching into a three song acoustic set. The personal songs range from stories about his parents to an attempt at a radio crossover. Kearney's ability to weave powerful lyrics together with catchy acoustic riffs displays his songwriting process. Far from intricate, the simplicity of the set shines a light on his pleasant vocals and powerful poetry.
So in celebration of Throwback Thursday and the new album Just Kids
, here it is: #TBT to that time Mat Kearney opened up his heart on The Rooftop.