Writer’ block is one helluva an issue if your livelihood is being a singer-songwriter, but it appears Matt Pond (of Matt Pond PA) broke through that issue in crafting new album The State of Gold. Previous singles “More No More” and “The State of Gold Part 2” charmed with melodic hooks and plenty of deeper meaning behind relatable lyrics. The latest single from The State of Gold, “Take Me With You”, excels with a euphoric hook that echoes the narrative Pond described:
“Last year, I made it from Oakland all the way back to Bearsville, NY. Crossing the country, I watched those shaky vows of feigned love fall down around me like ruins. Once I hit the east coast, the songs started flooding from my mind. There’s nothing like an incontinent mind. It’s strange how much the natural world can bring me back to life. Sometimes I see us all as variations of Frankenstein’s monster, trying to get back into warmth of the world. ‘Take Me With You’ refers to the shared rope I imagine we climb out of our separate darknesses, into the blast of light.”
Stream Matt Pond PA’s “Take Me With You” below and pre-order The State of Gold at iTunes.
BONUS: The State of Gold Pt 2
More No More