The 45-year-old singer revealed to The AP that his new album Away from the World is an exploration of where his life is headed.
"I'm partly obsessed by ageing gracefully," Matthews explained, adding: "Not that I believe in God... I use God in my songs a lot but I don't have a relationship. I don't know what that means."
He also recalled: "My sister said, 'You age gracefully so you find out what God wanted you to look like when you're old'. I kind of like that idea... But I like the wrinkles. I woke up three days ago and I thought, 'In 15 years I'm going to be 60'... Wow, that's pretty soon."
Matthews further explained that his desire to slow down temporarily led him to halt his band's relentless touring schedule last year.
"It forced me to realign things. There was a momentum that had built up over the years that I sort of didn't feel I had any say... I wanted to stop," he admitted.
"So we did... It wasn't like I went to Outer Mongolia and stared at the stars, which I sort of fantasised about doing. But I think it was good for very personal reasons."
Away from the World is now available for purchase.
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