"I want the dream that we never had."
Matthew Ryan does the "sad bastard" songwriting thing pretty well. Ok, he does it extremely well. But you know what? The artist from Chester, Pennsylvania, can also rock, and on his latest album, Dear Lover, he takes a few electric chances that shake the surrounding trees of my neighborhood (yes, I've played this JOTD too loud on several occasions).
This is an anthem that has got me through a few rough recent months. It's hopeful, it asks all the right questions, and its pulse beats at a pace that no caffeine pill could recreate. In short, it's worth almost six minutes of your time.
"Are you ready for tomorrow?"