Multi-Award Winning singer/songwriter Matthew West will release his new project, Brand New, on February 14, 2020 as his first album on Provident Label Group/Sony Music and his imprint Story House Music. Today, the record's title track became available for download.
"The title Brand New does represent where I find myself these days," explains Matthew West about the upcoming release. "Signing with a new label, starting my own management company, building a new songwriting house and studio called The Story House, and with that, a flood of new songs. But the title really has an even deeper meaning than just a representation of where I'm at in my career. Brand New is actually inspired by the idea of looking back, or what's more, going back. In many ways this is an album about returning to the days when I was a new Christian, and my faith felt fresh and alive."
"May these words speak to you like they speak to me," West said of the title track. With Brand New, West has written a collection of songs that were inspired by him wanting to get back to that closeness he felt when he was young in his faith with God.
Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and a 2018 Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient. He has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award and named Billboard's Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. A recipient of the Rich Mullins Impact Award, West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for the title track for the feature film "The Heart of Christmas."
He has been awarded a RIAA Gold certification for his single "Hello, My Name Is" and RIAA Platinum certification for the song "The Motions."In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards five times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Mandisa, Danny Gokey and others, along with back-to-back No. 1 songs by Casting Crowns including their recent single, "Nobody," which West is featured. Adding author to his list of accolades, West has written five books to date: Give This Christmas Away, The Story Of Your Life, Forgiveness, Today Is Day One and his latest, Hello, My Name Is.
He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story. Along with his father, Pastor Joe West, they founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. Please visit popwe.org for more information.