Matt Morris

Apparently Mickey Mouse does rock the house.  The 90′s television phenomenon, The Mickey Mouse Club, has created and churned out pop stars such as Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears.  Add singer-songwriter Matt Morris to that list.  Matt worked side by side with the previously mentioned pop icons and he is now getting his turn in the pop limelight.

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Matt appeared on The Mickey Mouse Club from 1991 – 1994.  So where has he been since then?  Oh, he has been busy.  For one, he has been getting tattoos.  Besides painting his skin he has been painting notebook paper.  With a pen.  He’s been focusing on song writing.  That’s what I am getting at.  Morris wrote a handful of track’s on Aguilera’s Stripped album.  He also hit the top of the charts when he penned the song “Miss Independent” for Ms. Kelly Clarkson.  Maybe you have heard of that song?  And back in 2003, Morris released an independent album for which he supported with touring and festival appearances.  So yeah, Matt has been busy and he is gearing up to put a lot more on his plate.

Matt’s brand new release, When Everything Breaks Open, is on Tennman Records.  The record label is co-owned by his good buddy, Justin Timberlake.  It certainly helps to have friends in high places.  Thankfully Matt Morris doesn’t have to rely solely on his connections, because he is one talented cat.  He has a knack for song writing, knows his way around the guitar, and he has one helluva smooth voice.  When Everything Breaks Open is an album full of emotion and meaning.  The driving focus is on Morris’ voice.  He reminds me of a more folksy mix of Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke.  Tracks like “Money”, “Bloodline” and “Eternity” certainly caught my attention.  Morris and Timberlake recently performed together on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and it seems Morris is ready for the next step in his career.

Check out his Paste in-studio performance of “Bloodline”

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About the Author

Kevin has a long history of discovering the best music out there. He started off as an event coordinator for a ton of different types of shows and slowly started to grow his musical interests over time. Maybe some of those interests included the Baja Men, maybe they didn't.

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