‘The Pond’ is the incredibly beautiful and moving new single from Frankfurt-based indie-folk act Jetlagged. It’s their first release this year, and though the wait has been long, it’s certainly been worth it! ‘The Pond’ truly is one of the most introspective and poignant tunes that we at Indie Top 39 have heard this year. A gentle, acoustic guitar gets the song underway, and layer by layer, Jetlagged masterfully build the track up. Providing even more depth, complexity, and warmth is a violin, and to be honest, I’m quickly running out of superlatives to describe the beauty of ‘The Pond’.
The band draw on a wide range of influences, including the likes of Glen Hansard, Death Cab for Cutie, Of Monsters and Men, and Snow Patrol to name just a few. I have to believe that it’s this wonderful and diverse set of influences that has allowed them to create such a unique and interesting sound of their own.
‘The Pond’ is, hands down, one of the most moving, introspective, and poignant tunes of the year! INDIE TOP 39
What does the song mean to you?
‘The Pond’ is our most introspective song reflecting the deeply seated human desire to escape our hectic everyday life and seek refuge in nature and solitude. There is a certain darkness to the track. In all of us, there is a darkness which, in connection with our inner light, makes us complete. We need to learn to embrace both sides to live in harmony with ourselves.
Who do you hope the song resonates with the most?
Lovers of nature, poetry lovers, and people who need to find comfort and hope.
What are your favourite lyrics in the song?
“Lessons on the bare soles of my feet – leaves to cover my wounded skin”. and “Drown in beauty, drown in life, in a weightless world with no blinding lights”.
Music to us is…
Life, healing, and community.
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