The projected release date for the album is February 19, 2016. No need to worry, however, the first single "New Sunlight Lake Charles" is now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon for your listening pleasure. Matthew originally wanted to release another single first, but said, " I chose New Sunlight Lake Charles (NSLC) as the first single because, surprisingly the focus group responded the best to it".
André: What does this song represent to you?
Matthew Hartnett: This song represents the feeling I had growing up spending the summers in Lake Charles, Lousiana. Going to Vacation Bible school at my family's church New Sunlight. Going to "The Y" every day for swim camp. Hanging out with my Grandfather and his frat brothers and friends. Sweeping the car port and back porch every morning at the crack of dawn. It's a very simple and strophic life that only enough is enjoyable.
André: What's next for Matthew Hartnett?
Matthew Hartnett: More Lauryn Hill tours for sure. Hoping to get the chance to play with Ms. Jill Scott in 2016. I definitely would like to spread my music around as much as possible. I'm Looking forward to spending more and more time with my son. I want to get so much better on trombone too.
Matthew Hartnett has a very bright future ahead of him, his focus and determination shall continue to open up opportunities to share his gift. Be sure to stay abreast of all Matthew Hartnett is doing at www.matthewhartnett.com