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On his new album "Never Had To Leave", Matt Maeson tells honest stories, holds nothing back and dives into the deepest depths. He finds his subjects everywhere. For Maeson, songs are like talking to himself, writing them is a therapeutic moment. That's exactly how they sound, especially since he always finds a convincing musical means to translate his thoughts and feelings into a convincing sound. That's also true of the new record, "Never Had To Leave." No matter if it's about love, his fight for his religious attitude or against the abysses he encountered in the music industry: Matt Maeson finds clear words, the magic melody and the igniting riff. In February he finally comes to Berlin

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Already the first single "Cringe" went immediately to number one in the US Alternative Charts in 2016 and received platinum status as well as his "Hallucinogenics" in the remix together with Lana del Rey, which also topped the charts. But even before this success, Matt Maeson was doing what he wanted. So at 17, he moved around the U.S., playing his music to cons in maximum-security prisons. "I just went there and performed songs on acoustic guitar. To this day, they're the best shows I've ever played. It feels like you're bringing a little light to a really dark place." At the same time, it was a good school for his songwriting, because no one kept their opinions to themselves in those places. Now he's showing Berlin what he's got.

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