Matt Pond PA is an American indie pop artist whose love letter to the past and to his travels in the States caught my attention. It’s called Spaceland.
By Graeme Smith
What I loved most about Spaceland was the attention to detail in its lyrics. The small, seemingly insignificant details build to form a perfect mental picture and I felt I got completely lost in the track’s world from the off. That’s a very difficult thing to do and Matt has done it well.
The track is a team up with Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws who takes singing duties in the second verse. The split vocals provide a wonderful texture and the two singers’ voices work well together. I honestly can’t find anything to fault in this song.
Spaceland is taken from Matt’s album The State of Gold, which began its journey after Matt had returned to New York State after trips to Florida and California. You can really sense all three places in his writing.
You can check out the lyric video to Spaceland below. The State of Gold is set to be reissued on 24 September.