Matchbox Twenty's new album North won't be released until September 4, but the band debuted their new music for friends, their record label and the press Wednesday night at a bash in New York City held on the outdoor roof deck of the swanky Soho Mondrian Hotel.
As guests sipped custom cocktails and nibbled hors d'oeuvres at sunset, Matchbox frontman Rob Thomas and guitarist Paul Doucette introduced North. Producer Matt Serletic [serr-LEH-tic] told ABC News Radio that the idea was to make an album with the classic Matchbox Twenty sound, but with a modern-day twist, and they succeeded. New tracks like "Parade," "Like Sugar," "Overjoyed" and "Our Song" won't disappoint any fan who's enjoyed the band's music in the past. One standout track was an acoustic number called "I Will."
Matchbox Twenty recently shot the video for North's first single, "She's So Mean." A photo from the set posted on their Facebook page shows Paul Doucette playing a drum set that has burst into flames, surrounded by speakers that are also on fire. Another photo shows the band in a hallway lined with marble columns. Rob Thomas' buddy Chris Daughtry pointed out via Twitter that it was the exact same place where Daughtry shot their video for "Crawling Back to You."
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