Matt Maltese announces new album 'Driving Just To Drive'

Following on from the release of his highly-praised 2021 LP 'Good Morning It’s Now Tomorrow', Matt Maltese has now announced his plans for a new studio album, arriving in the Spring.

The new full-length 'Driving Just To Drive' will include the previously shared effort 'Mother', is being previewed by the record's title-track, and is set to be released on the 28th April via Nettwerk.

Speaking about the new release, he said, "I think getting older and busier, you can sometimes create a rewards-system in your brain, where every action needs to have a reason for doing that action. But there’s also a whole new fresh load of doom out there that sometimes can put our obsession with personal ‘growth’ into perspective. I often live in a building-block mindset where I need to do this thing so I can do that thing and that means I’ll have a chance at that other thing. In the meantime, there are all these uncontrollable (and maybe even unchangeable) realities, like a wealth-bias financial system and an exponentially heating world, that could render all the productivity pointless.

"I thought a lot back to being younger and how much more I used to do things just to do them. Playing on a playground as a kid or just going for a drive and listening to music in the car. I used to love stuff with no sense of an outcome, with no sense of self-imposed necessity. I think it’s important to have some of that in our lives."

Check out the new video for the single 'Driving Just To Drive' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.

'Driving Just To Drive' Tracklist:
Mother
Irony Would Have It
Florence
Mortician
Museum
Widows
Coward
Driving Just to Drive
Hello Black Dog
Suspend Your Disbelief
But Leaving Is

More News

D'Angelo releases surprise new album 'Black Messiah'

Having been almost one year to the day since Beyonce released her self-titled surprise album, RnB veteran D'Angelo has just done the exact same,... 9 years 5 months ago

Marina & The Diamonds returns with new track 'Happy'

Having been mostly quiet since the release of her last studio album 'Electra Heart' in 2012, Marina... 9 years 5 months ago

Clean Bandit, Underworld & Kaiser Chiefs announced for Camp Bestival

Just days after announcing that a third event, Common People, would be added to his festival credentials, Rob Da Bank has now unveiled the first few... 9 years 5 months ago

Coldplay unveil new track 'Miracles'

After speculating earlier in the month that a new studio album could arrive as early as next year, Coldplay have now unveiled a new song, lifted from... 9 years 5 months ago

Ed Zealous announce split

Northern Irish four-piece Ed Zealous have announced that they are "calling it a day" via a statement on their Facebook page. The band had released... 9 years 5 months ago

James Blake releases '200 Press' EP online

Having previously announced that his latest EP '200 Press' would be available as a limited 12" vinyl, James Blake has now unexpectedly made the whole... 9 years 5 months ago

Bestival announce new festival Common People

Bestival founder Rob Da Bank has announced that he is planning a new festival for the coming summer. The new "metropolitan' event Common People is... 9 years 5 months ago

Bob Dylan announces new album 'Shadows In The Night'

Legendary folk artist Bob Dylan is certainly not out of the game yet as he has just announced another studio album where he plans to rework a number... 9 years 5 months ago

Watch Sam Smith perform 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'

After having an incredible debut year filled with hit records, accolades and international recognition, Sam Smith has capped off 2014 with his own... 9 years 5 months ago