This rollicking rock record from Matt Blais puts his cornerstone husky voice at the forefront. Pushing with a bluesy-rock feel, The Heartbeat combines songs that speak of desperation with high adrenaline rock ballads that throw an unintentional kiss to Bon Jovi. For those who fell in love with his earier EP, this one has more of a band feel to it and the ensemble playing kicks more than the tentative control exhibited on his debut. Key tracks include "(Oh!) What Can I Do" and "So Far Away".