Saturday, August 4, 2012

Matchbox 20: The Boys Are Back

"North"- The title of Matchbox 20's upcoming album, dropping on September 4th.

I've never been the biggest fan of Matchbox 20, but I kinda like their new single.

Mean Girls finish...?
As the above depicts, it's called "She's So Mean" and the title says it all as far as the lyrics go. It has a cool retro kind of feel, while still sounding fresh and original. My only qualm is that some of the words are pronounced weirdly by lead singer Rob Thomas, which was my biggest qualm with this band back in the 90's: it made them sound sort of like a Pearljam or Creed knockoff. :/

The music video, which was released a few days ago, can be seen below.

The concept of this video is pretty literal- she' mean. But I think it's cute in its own way. And it fits the song pretty well.

A lyric video, which is becoming an increasingly popular way to promote songs, was released earlier. It's practically a music video within itself! I quite like it.

See what I mean?

So what do y'all think? Do you dig this new track? Or should the guys of Matchbox have stayed put in the 90's?



  1. Love the song, love the band, but especially love Thomas' talent and charisma. Don't quite get what you mean about the pronunciation; he's a southern boy born and bred, so some of that still lingers. The band had more hits in the first decade of 2000 than the 90's, so not quite getting that comment, either. Still great, still relevant, still rock and roll.

  2. They just kinda remind me of 90's bands like Pearl Jam, Creed, Dave Matthews Band, etc. But I like Matchbox 20 better than any of those bands. :)