More: See pictures of Matt Nathanson performing at Hard Rock Live There's no word yet on a forthcoming new album to accompany his 'Headphones' single, but we seriously can't wait.She said this talking Kind of wears me out And all these salesmen Baby, make me tired They're no good, to tell you the truth, she said I've been getting used to liars They send me love songs, with store bought words They make me promises, like politicians So we stumble And disconnect Over and over again This modern love is not enough She said, watch your back I'm nobodies girlfriend This modern love is not enough Oh oh oh oh oh oh They said one big exhale never did me no, good I'd let em in, I Oh man, I'd let 'em win I'd burn my house down Just to hear them scream my name I've carried hopes And heavy daydreams she said But I'm done with sleeping Take the phone calls Take this circus Take the drama, cause baby it's just worthless This modern love is not enough She said, watch your back I'm nobodies girlfriend This modern love is not enough Oh oh oh oh oh oh They said one big exhale never did me no, good One big exhale never did me no good And the bright light shines Still we ache and we break and we try Stage light shines And they blind our eyes To it all Still we ache and we break and we just can't get it right This modern love is not enough She said, watch your back I'm nobodies girlfriend This modern love is not enough Oh oh oh oh oh oh Oh this modern love is just a taco truck Come on take the phone calls, baby I'll take all the silence This modern love is not enough Oh oh oh oh oh Oh yeah, one big exhale never did me no good One exhale One big exhale Yeah one exhale never did me no good Never did me no good Modern love is a song from a female perspective in which she is fed up with men in the modern dating world."For this, I'm writing tons of ideas and songs, and the stronger songs rise above.It's been fascinating."He'll continue to write when he's out on a co-headlining tour with longtime friend Gavin De Graw, a two-month jaunt across North America that kicks off Friday in Tucson. We were barely ten minutes into his set when I went into my Amazon app and bought all of his albums, having been completely blown away by this man’s music and stage presence. I’ve seen Matt Nathanson perform a number of times since that show, and I can say with all the enthusiasm that I have that there is nothing out there much better than a live Matt Nathanson performance.So naturally, when I saw that he was coming to Wolf Trap with , I made it my mission to review this show (my poor exhausted editor could probably provide you with a whole host of emails from me about this event, dating months back when it was first announced.) Of course, I wasn’t disappointed."Extra" recently sat down with singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson who chatted about making the music video for his song "Headphones,” in which he teams up with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to give hearing aids to folks in need in Peru.Though Matt could have filmed a music video in which he "fake made out with a model," he decided that the money and time would be better spent helping people hear — in some instances for the first time in their lives!
"When I started writing the song, I attached it to this character and this idea of, when we're full of dread and the world is heavy and too much, you put your headphones on and music saves your life," he says.He'll be bringing a studio of sorts along for the ride: writing and recording demos on the bus during the day, and at night, playing shows."It'd be rad if some of the new stuff, as it got finished, got to get played that night," Nathanson says.I moved to New York and wanted to disappear and start anew.' "Headphones is the first song off Nathanson's still-untitled ninth album, which is expected out this fall and has sparked a new approach to writing music for the singer."Before, if there were 10 songs on an album, I'd write 10 songs," he says.Though, after a 20 year career, you would indeed expect him to have his live shows nailed.