Matthew Worden
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Discography

LP - Cobblestone Streets and Endless Sounds - 2006
LP - Close out The Night - 2005
SDTK - Sonnets of an Old Century - Features the song "Go" - 2004
EP - Things Come Back to You - 2004

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It’s the end of the night and you’re walking out of the bar. The streets are wet and the air is cool. Streetlights, shadows, and two last cigarettes are your only friends. How do you feel? What are you thinking about? Who do you miss? Would you sing your heart out and tell the rest of the world about it?

Matthew Worden would… and does on his third release; ‘Cobblestone Streets and Endless Sounds’. Cobblestone Streets runs the gamut of emotions one may feel in life. "From regret... to triumph in trusting your feelings, to self doubt, to being kind but weak - these are just a few of the issues I've dealt with in these recordings," he says. What makes this album special for Matthew is all the songs were written while he was in New York City. Matthew says, "The title itself is a tribute to the history and character of this great city."

In step with this history and character Matthew dug deeper on this album. "Life is not just the passing of time, it's the collection of experience and their intensity. I saw this album as a unique opportunity to examine these experiences." Because this writing experience brought more emotionally charged songs, it wasn't the easiest on Matthew. "Socrates once said, 'the unexamined life isn't worth living', but I'd like to append: if one examines it too much they're bound to drive themselves crazy - because writing this was murder."

Expanding beyond his traditional sound, Cobblestone Streets is the first of Matthew's albums to be recorded with additional instruments. "While I still write songs for acoustic guitar, I felt a few songs on this album needed a little something extra and my music writing has improved enough where I felt confident writing parts for other instruments."

Beyond “Cobblestone Streets and Endless Sounds”, Matthew is a fixture in the New York music scene, frequently playing shows at Sine, The Cutting Room, and The Marquee Lounge. His song “Go” was featured on the soundtrack for a production “Sonnets of an Old Century”. His song “All of This” was featured as Song of the Day on Garageband.com. His music is featured on eMusic, iTunes, MySpace (www.myspace.com/matthewworden), as well as his webpage www.wordenmusic.com