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matt maeson announced details of their second album.

What’s next in 2019 Bet on the funeralwhich spawned the singles “Cringe” and “Hallucinogenics”, is titled Never had to leave and arrives on August 26.

“The reason I make music is that I want my songs to help people feel vindicated in whatever they’re feeling, especially if they’re going through tough times,” Maeson explains. “When I was 17, I started playing in prisons as part of my parents’ prison ministry, and realized what music could do to help people feel worthy and less alone. “

“It was a way to bring light into one of the darkest places possible, and I knew right away that I wanted to do this for everyone,” he adds. “Keeping this in mind has always motivated me to write as honestly as possible, without filtering anything.”

Never had to leave includes the single “Blood Runs Red” and the song “Nelsonwood Lane”. A third cut, titled “A Memory Away,” was released Friday via digital outlets.

Maeson will play a series of acoustic shows in July. He will kick off a full, electric tour in support of Never had to leave in September.

here is the Never had to leave track list:

“Blood Runs Red”
“Never had to leave”
“Deep Cut”
“Alone Like You”
“Cry Baby”
“Nelsonwood Alley”
“Twisted Tongue”
“Waltz Right Within”
“A Memory Away”
“My Hand / Lawless Dream”

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