Back in May, Pond announced they’d be returning shortly with their ninth studio record – aptly titled 9. Alongside the news of the record, they shared the first single, ‘America’s Cup’, which Music Feeds described as “a groove-heavy cut that veers closer into funk territory than the sprawling psychedelia of 2017’s The Weather.”
Now, the Fremantle rockers have returned with another cut from the record titled ‘Toast’.
The track is accompanied by a clip directed by the band in collaboration with Alex Haygarth.
This sunny, blissed-out psych-rock jam takes things down a whole bunch of notches, leaving us with a gorgeously retrospective number that sprawls like the sun’s rays through your window in the afternoon.
Frontman Nick Allbrook sings of the wealth disparity carved out by the devastating bushfires that rocked the nation in 2020. He sings to the “fat-headed gobblers touching flutes of bubbles, watching the End of Days gallop over the horizon.”
In the official press release, he touches more on the topic, saying “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.”
Watch the clip below.