Arrows of Desire

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Arrows of Desire
Matthew Good Arrows Of Desire.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2013
GenreAlternative rock
LabelFrostbyte Media Inc.
ProducerMatthew Good
Matthew Good chronology
Lights of Endangered Species
Arrows of Desire
Chaotic Neutral
Singles from Arrows of Desire
  1. "Had It Coming"
    Released: May 27, 2013
  2. "Arrows of Desire"
    Released: September 4, 2013

Arrows of Desire is the sixth solo album by Matthew Good. The album's first single, Had It Coming, was released on May 27.[1] The album was nominated for "Rock Album of the Year" at the 2014 Juno Awards.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at #6 on the Canadian Albums Chart,[4] selling 4,900 copies in its first week.[5] It is Good's only album to chart in the United States, reaching #46 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.[6]


In an interview with The Huffington Post, Matthew stated that his inspiration for Arrows of Desire came from the rock bands that he listened to in his youth.[7] Good specifically mentions The Pixies and Afghan Whigs as key influences when he was writing songs for the record.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Matthew Good.

1."Arrows of Desire"4:06
2."Via Dolorosa"4:02
3."Had It Coming"2:40
4."We're Long Gone"2:09
5."So Close"3:42
6."Garden of Knives"5:29
8."Hey Hell Heaven"3:51
9."Guns of Carolina"4:42
10."Letters In Wartime"6:45


  • Matthew Good - guitar, vocals
  • Milos Angelov - bass
  • Jimmy Reid - lead guitar
  • Anthony Wright - piano, keyboards
  • Pat Steward - drums
  • Joel Livesey - recording engineer


  1. ^ Brophy, Aaron (27 May 2013). "LISTEN: Matthew Good Debuts New Song 'Had It Coming'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  2. ^ "2014 JUNO AWARD NOMINEES" (PDF). Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ "Canadian Albums : Oct 12, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "DRAKE SCORES THIRD STRAIGHT NUMBER ONE ALBUM" (PDF). Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
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