Years before he toured the world as a platinum selling, boundary-breaking artist, Mat Kearney grew up in Eugene, Oregon. It was during those teenage years that he developed his love for classic songwriting — the kind that transcends generations and genres. Much has changed since those days in the Pacific Northwest. There are organic instruments, electronic samples, chill house grooves, tropical sounds, and collaborations with DJs like AFSHeeN, filous, and RAC all glued together by an emphasis on ageless hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. The result is one of the most adventurous, nuanced albums of his acclaimed career, filled with EDM drops one minute and acoustic guitars the next.
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The world is too big to never ask why. Kearney is brilliant at writing about relationships. The song addresses the challenges couples face late in their relationships as the initial spark of love fades. This is a beautiful song that is widely misunderstood. The song is about people turning to God only when they need help, as Kearney recounts a tragedy that apparently shook him. The hopeful message is that even though bad things happen, Kearney feels that God is using it make him closer and more dependent on the love of God. The song features two ballads about two different people who hit rock bottom. The first is in a car accident that takes his family away from him.
Kearney has received critical acclaim and widespread recognition for his Columbia Records debut, Nothing Left to Lose. So far, he has a total of five top 20 hits on the Adult Top 40 Chart. Just Kids , was released on February 24, The album's first single, "Heartbeat", was released on November 4, Kearney was born on December 1, and raised in Eugene, Oregon , with his two brothers. He attended California State University, Chico in Chico, California , on an athletic scholarship and majored in literature, playing soccer until his junior year. Kearney first became interested in music after traveling to Nashville with music producer Robert Marvin. Though things were going well for Kearney at school, the partying atmosphere at Chico caught up to him. In an interview, Kearney said, "I guess I lived it up and did what everyone said you should do in college. I discovered the depth of depravity, the bleakness of that lifestyle.
I guess if u believe an angel with a sword really did force Joseph Smith to marry those girls. Life is not perfect. That conversation prompted me to find and read through this sub, and there's some seriously disturbing shit here. A lot of Mormons escape that pitfall and can put people first.