Matt and Kim just released a single off their upcoming album, Lightning. It’s called “Let’s Go”, and in typical M&K style, it boasts an uptempo rollin’ beat with Matt’s cooing introduction providing an underpinning for his yelping-with-a-smile vocals, plus a whacking drum solo by Kim. When PopMatters covered their headlining concert at Terminal 5 a year ago, even their first song began with a blast of frenetic energy. So, it’s with mixed feelings that fans experience the video, which has Matt and Kim sitting on the bleachers watching their friend Pat the Roc putting some streetball moves on a basketball court. (They met him during the 2011 Converse Band of Ballers when Matt and Kim were team captains—their team won the championship!)
Last year PopMatters also featured an interview with Matt Johnson, as he explained their method for songwriting and how their high energy is a natural state of everyday being. For this new album, Johnson says the two spent the winter locked in their place on Grand Street in Brooklyn. “When not watching Game of Thrones or Downton Abbey, we were self-producing and recording our new album Lightning.” Johnson explains. “We are SO proud of each and every one of these songs that we are going to roll out a few of them over the course of the summer. So here it is, the first song from Lightning, entitled “Let’s Go”. Just for us, put this on your iPod, get in the car, roll your windows down, and turn your stereo up!” Check it out below.