ABOVE: MATT POND. PHOTO COURTESY OF A HORSE WITH NO NAME.
Though the lyrics to veteran indie rocker Matt Pond’s newest single are slightly morose—a hole in one’s heart does not sound particularly pleasant—the music video is uninterrupted positive summer vibes. On an idealistic summer’s eve, Pond and his pals radiate joy as they bike through darkened streets, mess around in photo booths, and play-fight with stuffed toys.
Why shouldn’t Pond be joyous? Over the last decade, the musician’s group project, Matt Pond PA, has amassed an ardent following. His upbeat sound has graced Starbucks commercials and movie soundtracks and he has released about a billion full-length studio albums (okay, nine, if we’re being precise). With his most recent LP, The Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand, Pond presents himself without the PA. While the album maintains the same lighthearted, catchy indie tunes he is known for, it is Pond’s most introspective and personal effort to date. Yes, “Hole In My Heart” is a song about heartbreak, but the video, which we are pleased to premiere here, reinforces the optimism that has permeated Pond’s career. Disclaimer: this song will be stuck in your head from now until the end of time.
MATT POND IS CURRENTLY ON TOUR THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT HIS WEBSITE.