Bahamian indie-folk artist, Matthew Pinder, released the next chapter in his cinematic music video series on November 15th. “The Fall” is a combination of Pinder’s two singles “Before The Fall” and “After The Fall” from his album Give Me Some Time, released earlier this year. Continuing to share the stories in his songs through a visual experience, Pinder takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster as his lyrics effortlessly portray the emotion behind the story that we see unfolding. Partnering with fellow Bahamian artist, Judah Tha Lion, Pinder tells an intimate story based on his own life:
“My mama had a fever that could bring down my whole house. It’s the start and stop. Push and pull. I watched my parents fall apart into each other and there was nothing I could do. The Fall was written from my mom’s perspective. We knew it was coming, we knew she would die. But knowing what was to come only amplified the fear. There was no peace of mind, no softer side. She went out a fighter, she hated the cancer as much as we did. We tried to convey the feeling of coming to terms with terminal illness. Sometimes everything looks normal, everyone thinks you’re fine. Forgetting that you’re living your last days. Other times it looks like raging seas and shouting in silence. I don’t have a bright side right now. It’s been a year and there’s still so much uncertainty. The only thing I’m sure of is we need each other. Whatever that looks like, we can’t keep going on our own. ” – Matthew Pinder
Seeking to find answers and slow the world down, Matthew Pinder is an artist that explores the mountain range of human emotions with a tender artistry that commonly threads throughout his music. The Bahamian singer-songwriter sings from his own experiences, never afraid to bare the raw honesty of life and use his music to tell the stories that often go untold, allowing his music to leave an “indelible mark on indie-folk music” (B-Sides & Badlands). Working with Chris Jacobie (Penny & Sparrow) to create his latest album, Give Me Some Time was met with high critical acclaim and hailed as “Pinder’s magnum opus: a debut so rich and extravagantly heart-rending and deeply-crushing” (B-Sides & Badlands). This album yielded the viral hit single, “Golden Hour”, that launched Pinder into becoming a truly emerging artist. A fan favorite, “Golden Hour” has amassed nearly 750,000 streams since its release earlier this year and was recently re-released as a remix through a collaboration by Pinder and Sam Moses. Combining his modern flair with influences of classic singer-songwriters such as Neil Young and Bob Dylan, and present day artists such as Noah Gundersen and The Head And The Heart, Pinder melds it all into a sound that is completely his own – a sound that we are eager to see continue evolving.