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Matt and Kim Return with New Song, “Forever”

Matt and Kim are back and better than ever! The indie pop electronic duo just released their new single “Forever.” The track features guest vocals from Blink-182 bassist and singer Mark Hoppus, and the punk band SWMRS. “Forever” is the duo’s latest release since the 2016 EP, We Were the Weirdos, which is a 4-song collection recorded at Coachella 2016.

They had a quiet 2017 after Kim suffered an ACL injury on stage at a show in Mexico. This forced them to cancel the remainder of their tour dates.

Matt and Kim are known for dance-y, sing-a-long anthems and “Forever” is no different. The song includes drums, piano, clapping, and other fun electronic elements that will make anyone want to get out of their seat to dance. The song starts off with the uplifting lyrics: “Together we’ll bring our A-team… / Together we’ll shine, way too bright.”

However once the chorus hits, the vibe switches with the lyrics: “Don’t wanna live forever, in this world of sh*t / Don’t wanna live forever, if things stay like this.” While it is not explained, the lyrics could be a comment on the duo’s views on the world today. Regardless, the lyrics are relatable, therapeutic to sing along to, and don’t change the fact that this song is catchy as hell!

Even though there has been no official announcement yet, their new album is expected to be released this spring. I’ve been to three Matt and Kim concerts and let me tell you: they may be one of the most energetic acts I’ve ever seen. They put on such a phenomenal show and I highly recommend seeing them when they hit the road in the US in the spring!

WHO YOU BRINGING? Some of y’all guessed it WE’RE GOING ON TOUR THIS SPRING. It’s our first headline tour in 3 years and we just want to destroy these stages! TICKETS ON SALE A WEEK FROM TODAY 3/7 –  Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt 3/8 –  Albany, NY @ The Hollow 3/23 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 3/24 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater 3/26 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works 3/27 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant 3/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theater 3/29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater 3/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot 4/2 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades 4/3 – SF, CA @ The Warfield 4/4 – LA, CA @ Hollywood Palladium 4/6 – Mexico City, MX @ El Plaza Condesa 4/7 – Guadalajara, MX @ Sonico Festival 4/9 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory 4/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren 4/12 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s 4/13 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall 4/14 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory 4/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 4/17 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater 4/18 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall 4/20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live 4/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls 4/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory 4/23 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground 4/24 – Portland, ME @ State Theater 4/26 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues 4/27 – New Haven, CT @ College St Music Hall 4/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 5/2 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 5/4 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore 5/5-6 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival

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