Following the release of his acclaimed 2022 album, Wildhorse, New Jersey crooner Matt Koziol has revamped the project in the form of a new Barrel Aged deluxe version.
The recently released project, Wildhorse (Barrel Aged), finds Koziol showcasing his rugged, captivating vocals alongside two new special guests. Drake White joins Koziol for a reimagined recording of ‘Work All Day’, an irresistible ode to the simple life.
White's inclusion amplifies the evocative nature of the song, and helps to highlight the storytelling magic that Matt Koziol has laced into the lyrics, which were updated to align with White's new role as a father (“I love a woman / She’s my heart and joy / Looked like Heaven on Earth / When she gave you that sweet baby boy”).
Also appearing on the new, triple-distilled version of Wildhorse is Pennsylvania singer-songwriter, ZZ Ward, who lends her vocals to the classic ramblin’ man's ballad, ‘Loving You Loving Me’.
Alongside the updated renditions of ‘Work All Day’ and ‘Loving You Loving Me’ on Wildhorse (Barrel Aged) is a brand new track, ‘My Love from the Road’. The sinuous, wistful song places Koziol's distinctive vocals front and centre, and finds the country prodigy offering an array of endearing advice to his nephew as he heads out on the road once again.
Across the new project, Matt Koziol flits effortlessly between a sparse, Stapleton-esque sensibility and a more radio-friendly, Luke Combs style of country anthem, with his underlying sense of soulfulness glueing each song together.
Fans will be keenly awaiting the chance to hear these new releases in-person, with Matt Koziol due to perform a slew of shows across the summer, including dates in support of Southern rockers, Whiskey Myers.
For the full list of Matt Koziol's 2023 concert tour dates, see below:
14 - The Bluff - Memphis, TN
22 - Crawfish Music Festival - Biloxi, MS
4 - Rapides Parish Coliseum - Alexandria, LA
5 - The Wharf Amphitheater - Orange Beach, AL
6 - Ascend Amphitheater - Nashville, TN
11 - Ford Center - Evansville, IN
12 - Summerfest at 9th Street - Columbia, MO
13 - Starlight Theatre - Kansas City, MO
20 - Lime Kiln Theater - Lexington, VA
1 - Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater - Decatur, IL
2 - Wesbanco Arena - Wheeling, WV
22 - Country Fest - Cadott, WI
23 - Bayfront Festival Park - Duluth, MN
18 - Casper Events Center - Casper, WY
20 - Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park - Des Moines, IA
21 - BMO Pavilion - Milwaukee, WI
25 - Alerus Center - Grand Forks, ND
28 - MetraPark Arena - Billings, MT
13 - Born & Raised 2023 - Pryor, OK
Since releasing his debut album in 2022, Koziol has continued to grow his rapidly burgeoning fanbase. With ‘Work All Day’ appearing in Netflix's Mo and Koziol being booked for a range of 2023 festivals, many tipping the singer-songwriter as one of Nashville's stars of tomorrow. Following the release of Koziol's stellar new project, Wildhorse (Barrel Aged), it's certainly hard to argue with them.