Highlights from Matt Doyle's New York City Album Release Concert (Video)

PlayBlog   Highlights from Matt Doyle's New York City Album Release Concert (Video)
Matt Doyle, who is currently starring on Broadway in the Tony-winning War Horse, celebrated the release of his new EP, "Daylight," with an Aug. 15 concert at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan.

The recording, which was funded by fans through Kickstarter.com, features tunes co-written by composer/musical director Will Van Dyke as well as a cover of "Lost and Lookin" by Sam Cooke.

"We raised $21,000 from fans [through Kickstarter.com]," Doyle told Playbill.com following his performance. "'Daylight' is a soul-pop EP that I set out to do a year ago, and it's just been a remarkable experience. [The songs] are very dear to me, and it's just been a thrill producing this and getting it on its feet tonight."

Throughout the night Doyle sang songs from the EP including "My Arms Are Open," "Lost and Lookin'," "What Do You Gain?," "Weigh Me Down" and "Home." He was also joined onstage by War Horse's Katy Pfaffl, Spring Awakening's Blake Daniel and Anna Ty Bergman.

For his musical theatre fans, as well as a tribute to collaborator Van Dyke, who is currently musically directing the Off-Broadway revival of Rent at New World Stages, Doyle sang a special arrangement of "One Song Glory." Toward the end of the evening, the performer also offered "If Morning Can't Wait," one of his personal favorites.

"My favorite song [from 'Daylight'] is 'If Morning Can't Wait'," said Doyle. "I think that it is exactly what I wanted to capture on the album. It's soulful and it's personal. It's true to who I am."

To watch Doyle open his concert with "My Arms Are Open," look below:

To watch Doyle sing "Lost and Lookin'," look below:

To watch Doyle and Pfaffl sing "Hard Times," look below:

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