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Weights & Wings

Matt Wertz

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Album Review

Throughout the history of popular music, musicians have tried for commercial success by taking aim at the hearts of teenage girls. In essence, they have written and sung songs containing messages those girls wish they were receiving from the teenage boys surrounding them in high school, so the songs always have "I-you" lyrics, with the word "love" often in between. Matt Wertz is thus part of a long and noble pop tradition as he croons in his high tenor about how "Everything Will Be Alright," it "Feels So Right," it's "Gonna Be Good," and "Somebody's Gonna Love You." "I never said ‘I love you' to any girl before," he confides in "Easier Tonight," elsewhere declaring that this is happening "For the First Time," that he needs "Someone Like You," that he's "Running Back to You," and that "Nobody's You." Wertz often sounds like he formed his musical sensibility listening to early Eagles albums, and there are sometimes specific references to teen idols of the past. "Nobody's You," for example, is at times so similar to Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" that you can almost sing that song to its tune. It's all sweet and earnest and sensitive, just like teenage girls think they want teenage boys to be, though they usually aren't. That's why pop singers like Matt Wertz are needed, and with any luck he'll have his moment of vicariously answering the needs of the audience he seeks and selling some downloads by doing so.

Customer Reviews

great job matt!

a fan for 7 years now and counting... once again, great job. can't wait to hear these in concert live!

Matt Wertz for President!!

Wow!! What an album!! If you want to feel great about life buy up every album Matt has ever put out! You will be so happy you did!! And if you get the opportunity to see him live, you will be thoroughly amazed!! Songs are so great!!

outstanding!

the lyrics in this album are filled with such emotion and perspective...once again, inspiring and truthful lines Mr Wertz.

Biography

Born: February 17, 1979 in Liberty, MO

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Born and raised in Liberty, MO, near Kansas City, Matt Wertz grew up wanting to be a shoe designer, but when he started writing songs his freshman year of college, he realized that it was actually music that he wanted to pursue. Cutting his teeth at Christian youth group Young Life concerts and tour dates with Jars of Clay, Wertz independently released Somedays in 2001, followed two years later by 23 Places. In 2005 the EP Today & Tomorrow came out, and thanks to his constant touring, the singer,...
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