Bahamian indie-folk artist Matthew Pinder has gifted his fans with the sudden release of a new single, “Blue”. Collaborating with Sara Davis Regan (vocals), Chris Jacobie (producer) and Mitch Webb (engineer), Pinder crafted a beautifully relaxed melodic soundscape to frame the vulnerably intimate lyrics that explore Pinder’s inner thoughts as an artist. “I don’t remember writing this song. I just know I wrote it when life stretched and collapsed during the aftermath of my mom dying. I had no intention of moving, I had no plans. I think I knew I would eventually make songs again but I started feeling tired of the artist image I created. I preached honesty and vulnerability as if I invented the concepts. When I look back at old interviews or read how I used to describe myself and my songs I ask myself, “who the fuck is this guy?” Writing new songs became less about trying to be as deep and heavy and emotional as possible and more about making music that felt good to me. I don’t want to tell people what they should feel from my music. I like “Blue”, it makes me feel good… I just hope that whoever listens this song can make their own meaning out of it.” – Matthew Pinder
Releasing in the midst of uncertain and anxious times for all, “Blue” is a welcomed distraction to slip into a calming state of mind. Pinder showed his love for his fans’ support by also releasing a live version of his viral hit “Golden Hour” featuring singer Carly Hodge. Like “Blue”, the live version of “Golden Hour” is simple, slow, and relaxing. Something we all need a little more of these days.
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 over 1Million streams since its 2019 release, followed by hit singles “Break My Heart and Let Me Go” and “So Far”. 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.