The Last Time is the fourth independent album released by American recording artist Matthew McCoy. It will be released on September 24, 2012 in the United States and Republika and September 25, 2012 throughout the rest of the world, including Canada, Norway, and the UK. The album is considered to be a precursor to McCoy's official debut album, This Is My Life. McCoy has said that the album will "remind you of the old Whitney [Houston], Cyndi Lauper, and Michael [Jackson] from the '80s, and it may remind you of polka a little, too." The lead single, "Don't Be Afraid", was released on September 22, 2012 on Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud and his official website. The first promotional single, "24/7", was released on September 23, 2012, and the second official single, "Die Young, will be released on Septemebr 25, 2012. Many producers and performers helped McCoy with The Last Time. Some producers who helmed the album were CTK720, Wolverine, RD3, and ROBOTICA. Some performers were Gunshot MM, DA1, and ROBOTICA. The album's official track listing was revealed on September 23, 2012.
The album incorporates from many genres along with McCoy's usual genres, such as polka, alternative hip hop, rock, disco, trance, and funk. He also shows signs of maturity, with the pure dance-pop and house tracks "Hold You Down" and "Drop the World (Party)", and his lowered voice. For the most part, the album is and R&B, pop, dance-pop, synthpop, and house album.
All tracks written by Matthew McCoy.
|1.||"Don't Be Afraid"||CTK720||5:02|
|2.||"Hurricane"||CTK720, Matthew McCoy||3:34|
|3.||"24/7"||Wolverine, RD3, CTK720||3:49|
"First Kiss" (ft. DA1)
|5.||"The Truth About Love" (ft. Gunshot MM)||CTK720||4:15|
|6.||"I Don't Love You"||War, CTK720, American House Mafia||3:26|
|7.||"Mona Lisa" (ft. ROBOTICA)||CTK720, ROBOTICA, McCoy||3:13|
|8.||"Hold You Down" (ft. Wolverine)||Wolverine, RD3, CTK720, War||2:52|
|9.||"Drop the World (Party)"||American House Mafia, CTK720||3:54|
Commercial performance and critical receptionEdit
The album has already charted well, even within a day of its North American release. In the United States, it has charted at number 12, selling over 450,000 copies in it's first day. In Republika, the album debuted at #2, behind only Wolverine's Chase the Sun.
There are mainly positive reviews about the album. Jerry Heath of promusicreviews.com, said "McCoy has really reinvented himself...and in turn, has made an album that will be remembered for decades to come." There were some negative reviews as well. Kerry Kook of gomusicreview.com, criticized the album's lack of "radio-friendly" songs, featured artists, and especially the tracks "Mona Lisa" and "Hold You Down" because of the featured artists.
The Last Time charted within a day of its release in many countries, and even in countries where it wasn't released.