American Legend Matthew Sweet Discusses Insecurities, His Love of Power Pop and the Making of “Under the Covers Vol.2”

927451112_lMatthew Sweet is one of the world’s best known Power Pop artists, with classic albums like “Girlfriend”, “Altered Beast” and “100% Fun”. In 2002 Sweet teamed up with Pete Droge and Shawn Mullins to form the Alt. Country group The Thorns, and in 2005 he teamed up with Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles for “Under The Covers Vol.1:” a series of their favorite ‘60s covers. Now, after last year’s “Sunshine Lies,” his 11th album, Sweet has released a sequel with Hoffs, “Under The Covers Vol.2,” which mines the pop and rock hits of the 1970’s. I was honored to speak with him during his tour in support of the new release.