POND – ” Toast “

Posted: July 2, 2021 in MUSIC
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Pond released a new track titled “Toast,” along with an avant-garde music video. Sonically, the song is smooth and steady. Nick Allbrook’s rounded vocals come in and out of the track, and each time they enter, he encourages the listener to tune in more deeply.

Lyrically the track tackles themes of environmentalism, wealth inequality, and apathy via elitism. “[The title “Toast”] 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?” asked Allbrook in a press release.

The video is a continuous shot filmed on a green screen, on a karaoke-style screen. The band drinks champagne and eats breakfast at a table as they perform the song in a sea of clouds. According to the press release, the video cost $300 to make – the price of the bottles over four takes. “Another installment in a long series of homemade Pond videos,” said Jay Watson of the video.

“Toast” is off Pond’s forth-coming studio album titled “9” which will drop, October 1st, 2021. on Spinning Top Records.

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