Matthew Dear Shares New Song “Hikers Y”

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
 






Subscribe
Advertise

Matthew Dear Shares New Song “Hikers Y”
Preacher’s Sigh & Potion: Lost Album Due Out June 25 via Ghostly International

May 05, 2021

By Mark Redfern

Photography by Brett Carlson


Matthew Dear is releasing a new album, Preacher’s Sigh & Potion: Lost Album, on June 25 via Ghostly International. As its title suggests, it’s an album that was recorded over a decade ago and then shelved, but is finally seeing the light of day. Now he has shared another song from the album, “Hikers Y.” “I’m through with all the conversation/I was never good at conversation/So don’t expect anymore conversation,” Dear repeatedly sings over a minimalist beat. Check it out below via a visualizer video for the song.

“I used to ruminate on a single line of a song,” says Dear in a press release. “Usually during the production phase, I can hum a melody repeatedly and capture it as quickly as possible. Those moments usually get flushed out into broader verses and segments later. Listening back to ‘Hikers Y,’ I hear the dark of night in my voice and delivery. This song comes from the isolation of being a musician alone in a studio after midnight. The lyrics ‘I’m through with all the conversation/I was never good at conversation’ are not about sadness, but more about the acceptance of solitude. A musician and their craft in the solitude of a night, while everyone around them is asleep.”

Previously Dear shared two songs from Preacher’s Sigh & Potion: Lost Album: “Muscle Beach” and “Supper Times.”

“As we age, we get trapped in thinking our output or creativity needs to mature as well,” says Dear of the album as a whole. “Some of that is unavoidable, but listening to these songs reminds me to not think so much.”

In 2018 Dear released his first LP in six years, Bunny.

Support Under the Radar on Patreon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *