Wasted Love

Album: The Voice: The Complete Season 7 Collection (2014)
Charted: 14
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  • Barnegat Light, New Jersey native Matt McAndrew has been writing songs in bands since he was a child. He decided whilst at high school that he was going to focus on a music career and graduated from University of the Arts in 2013. McAndrew released his debut solo album View of The Pines on March 1, 2014.
  • McAndrew's big break came about later in 2014 when he competed in season 7 of The Voice finishing as runner-up. His versions of "Take Me to Church," "The Blower's Daughter," "Make It Rain" and "Lost Stars" all charted in the Hot 100, the latter being a duet with his coach Adam Levine.
  • This was written in Toronto during October 2014 by Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, Shimon Moore of the rock band Sick Puppies, and Nettwerk One Publishing writer Mike Fiorentino. It was decided it would be a good song for McAndrew to perform during The Voice finale. The song debuted at #14 in the Hot 100, the highest chart position achieved by one of the show's contestants to date.
  • The song was produced in New York several days before the finale by Sterling Fox (Lana Del Rey's "Video Games," Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine's "Stereo Hearts").


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