Onetime Philadelphian, longtime New Yorker Matt Pond will release his latest LP, The Lives Inside the Lines In Your Hand, in February. It’s the ninth record for the prolific songwriter, the first for BMG Records, and the first released simply under his name – rather than Matt Pond PA, which is what he called his band when it was based in Philly from the late 90s into the mid-aughts. With this new chapter approaching for Pond, we’re pleased to report that his songwriting is polished as ever – on the new single “Love to Get Used,” it’s dressed up in impressive pop tones and a snappy beat, while Pond’s singing retains its signature warmth and earnestness. Lyrically, he’s bold and excited for the uncertainty of the future: “Let’s hang on to abandon / Let’s hope we lose control / To be out in the open baby / And let go of the ropes.” Listen to the song below; The Lives Inside the Lines In Your Hand is out February 5.
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