When Everything Breaks Open (Bonus Track) [+Digital Booklet]

July 13, 2010 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Digital Booklet: When Everything Breaks Open


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 13, 2010
  • Release Date: July 13, 2010
  • Label: Interscope/Tennman
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Tennman/Interscope
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  • Total Length: 1:09:16
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  • ASIN: B003UNM38Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,287 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Matt Morris is a rare talent!
Shirley Akins
This is a great album and a must have for anyone that actually cares about the music they listen to.
iRockstar
His voice mixed with the pure emotion of the lyrics is what music is really about.
Melissa Bates

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By EDEN, Now on January 12, 2010
Format: MP3 Music
Everyone will be talking about this 'debut' and might wonder just what took MATT MORRIS so long to find his way to the forefront of a fickle industry. Simple answer; he's a patient man who has been content to remain in the shadows of his former Mickey Mouse Club friends who found early success. In that contentment, he worked tirelessly on his craft, mastering instruments, honing his songwriting skills, producing and supporting others and himself, finally on the independent release, UnSpoken, to critical acclaim. And, he toured and sang in venues all of the states, mesmerizing all fortunate enough to be in attendance. All the while, waiting patiently and preparing for just this day. WHEN EVERYTHING BREAKS OPEN will be one of the most talked about releases this year. Matt has poured his soul into some incredibly intricate lyrics and arrangements that will leave you breathless. LET IT GO, SOMEONE to LOVE YOU, FORGIVENESS are just a few to specifically pay attention to. He's funky, soulful and provocative on DON'T YOU DARE, MONEY and LOVE. If he sounds like he's been doing this for years on tunes like JUST BEFORE THE MORNING, IN THIS HOUSE and ETERNITY.., well, he has. These songs have been written for this world we live in and now, they've found their time and place. Famous friend aside, we can thank Tennman Records (Justin Timberlake) for one thing and that's for allowing MATT MORRIS to soar with the supportive marketing a message like his sorely needed. You'll be a believer in one listen. Don't you dare turn away now.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer VINE VOICE on January 19, 2010
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I saw Matt Morris on The Ellen Degeneres Show and was literally stopped in my tracks. He performed "Money" and "Bloodline" and the combination of the voice, music, and lyrics just gave me the chills. I came directly here to purchase the album without even listening to any of the other sample tracks...which really says something for me, as I generally do not buy albums (maybe a track here or there).

This is definitely one artist to watch. I highly recommend this album.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. Rasberry on January 16, 2010
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I just saw Matt Morris perform on Letterman and have one word for it....WOW! Why haven't I heard of this man??? His voice is soulful, I love the lyrics of his songs, a great arrangement and back up on Money, which is what he sang on Letterman. Take the time to listen to the previews on Amazon and I think you'll agree this is going to be a successful release. Can't wait to hear more from Matt Morris.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrew J. McDermott on February 12, 2010
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Artist: Matt Morris
Album: When Everything Breaks Open

Rating: 3 stars out of 5

After hearing Justin Timberlake team with Matt Morris on the Haiti Relief effort, "Hallelujah," I can say that I was anxious to hear more of Matt Morris. While his soulful notes on a well-known, well-liked cover suited him, I wanted more and was curious as to what he could put out with his own vibe.

On first listen, When Everything Breaks Open was quite disappointing. Perhaps my expectations of the album were too high and unfair before I even pressed play, but I expected this soulful, acoustic, raw, and emotional outpouring, and instead heard an amalgamation of intermittent acoustic, synthesized background noise, and variable pop beats. Throughout though, I found myself rooting for Morris to break out with raw emotion and allowed myself to see some of it come through. With repeated play, I got over my own expectations and started to take the album for what it was, a tour through various musical genres, with some highlights along the way.

After about the 5th play, I appreciated the album significantly more and at least convinced myself that Morris was trying on different hats and succeeded, modestly albeit, at most of them. His best tracks, though, are still rooted in acoustic, soulful stories, at times as raw as Ray Lamontagne and Damien Rice. Make no mistake, his style is unlike either artist, but he excels, much as the other two, at what sounds like a 1-take studio recording, ripe from whatever event prompted the lyrics. That being said, I wanted more of that on this album and less of his shallower, "not quite pop, not quite soul" tracks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth E. Knox on January 25, 2010
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Like a lot of other people, I was turned on to Matt Morris' music only recently. I saw him perform "Hallelujah" with Justin Timberlake on the Hope for Haiti Now benefit, and I was just floored. As I was searching YouTube to find a clip of that performance to post on my Facebook page, I came across many of Morris' other videos and songs. I was instantly hooked. How did I not hear about this guy? I immediately purchased "When Everything Breaks Open" from Amazon and went searching for his older albums. I found "UnSpoken" on LimeWire (sadly, it's now out of print and not available for purchase anywhere that I could find), and can say after listening to all of his released music that Morris is one of my favorite new artists.

"When Everything Breaks Open" is Morris' major label debut, and it's chock-full of his soulful pop songs. Combining elements of folk-pop, jazz, blues and R&B, Morris straddles the line between indie and mainstream with tracks that speak to the soul and evoke feelings of romanticism, passion and sexiness. Some may compare him to radio-ready acoustic singers like Jack Johnston and Jason Mraz, while others will likely conjure Jeff Buckley and Duncan Sheik, and both of those comparisons would be accurate, but personally I hear a lot more of contemporary jazz tunesmiths like Jamie Cullum and Michael Buble' in his music. Jazz-infused tracks like first single "Money," "Love" (written for his husband--yes, husband), "You Do it For Me," "Just Before the Morning" and "In This House" evoke Cullum and Buble' as much as they do Coldplay, Johnston and Mraz.
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