For fans missing Mat Kearney's voice and wondering when new music will appear, the wait came to an end when Mat released a new single earlier this month. "I know it's been a while. I didn't think it would take quite this long to get new music to you but a lot of unexpected things happened this year -- bringing a human into this world and starting an independent label to name a few," Mat said concerning the song. The single, "Better Than I Used To Be," is the first new music from Kearney since his 2015 hit album Just Kids.
The single is a light-hearted, upbeat track about learning that life doesn't always turn out the way you imagined when you were young. "It's about growing, chasing a dream, and how hard that can be sometimes." Kearney says. "Chasing this dream of mine is something you all have allowed me to do over the years -- something I am so grateful for. I can't wait to share the new music, shows and videos I have been working on." A music video for "Better Than I Used To Be" has been filmed and is coming soon.