Perhaps no other music artist–and certainly no solo one–is more synonymous with power-pop than Matthew Sweet. The 51-year-old singer/songwriter has been crafting infectious, sun-drenched pop confections for more than three decades (!); in fact, his debut, Inside, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
BlastEcho got a rare opportunity to politely interrupt him while hard at work on his follow up to 2011’s Modern Art (tentatively titled Tomorrow Forever), which is due out this summer. Amid the conversation, Sweet had a bit of an accident, which helps account for why this Text for Echo stretched over two weeks. Check the transcript for details.
Sweet not only provides a sneak peek at the new album (and artwork!), but he gives his thoughts on why it seems most artists do their best work early in their careers, answers where that certain someone gets love and, of course, Donald Trump. Caution: Just like normal text conversations, it’ll be sloppy.
1 References a line from the Blue Sky on Mars single “Where You Get Love”