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Release date: June 2nd, 2015.
Emma Dayhuff (bass) and Jon Deitemyer (drums)
'Into the Further' is Matthew Santos’ sixth studio album, and third collaboration with Indie label Candy Rat Records following Matter’s of the Bittersweet (2007) and Quickly Disappearing (2012).
The latest full length album about taking it to the next level in whatever it is you do in life. It’s about owning your gifts, and realizing that life is what we make of it. It’s about love, the endless search for happiness, and our intimate relationship with the planet.
Raw, acoustic, organic, transcendent and timeless. Lush string and brass arrangements by Matt Ulery; “Into the Further” has evolved tremendously since the first recording session back in November 2013.
The single “Seven Years” was inspired by a lucid dream that ironically became a wakeup call-to-action as a clear message to “seize the day” and “stop wasting precious time”. The song went through many changes until it was finally recorded live in three takes, at eight minutes long. It was later turned into two separate yet seamless movements entitled “Seven Years” and “It All Works Out”.
Like the previous 2012 effort Quickly Disappearing, Into the Further has strong suggestive themes of environmental issues in songs such as "White Gloves" which visits our modern disconnect with the natural world; and "End of the Pipeline" that suggests our current, unsustainable model of fossil fuel based society has become too invasive and harmful to the environment and to the politics that govern the policies we abide by--essentially stating the fact that we don't need to continue to subscribe to this destructive and toxic, greed-based way of life, as there are other options immediately available to us.
In the spirit of embracing change, many of the songs on the record have already evolved and grown beyond the recorded versions, and continue to morph with every live performance, never played the same way twice. This is the spirit of Into the Further—an emphasis on organic evolution, and the live performance and expression of said evolution.