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The Australian chameleon rock group Pond shared their latest with the track, “Toast.” Reflecting on the past bushfires in their home country, the track diverges from the group’s more psychedelic releases for a funkier sound. “Toast” was also released along with a bubbly lyric video directed by the band and Alex Haygarth.
Frontman Nick Allbrook explains some of the influence for the track:
I’ve never asked Joe why he landed on that name, and I probably never will, but it pointed toward the image of fat-headed gobblers touching flutes of bubbles, watching the End of Days gallop over the horizon. I often wonder about those people – the money hoarders, climate change deniers, earth-pilferers and adventure capitalists – are they nihilists or anarchists or do they really believe they are to be saved by some Rock Opera Jesus? We may never know, but here is ‘Toast,’ which is hopefully as smooth as the smooth, smooth sailing of our glorious leaders’ fat old white lives.
The single joins two other tracks off of their upcoming release, May’s “America’s Cup,“ and March’s “Pink Lunettes.“ Due out in October, the record, titled 9, is the group’s ninth studio album.
Check the Official Visualizer out:
Stream the single here.