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Vern Matz - Systematically Gone

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Vern Matz - Systematically Gone

A young trio with a complex and beautiful lyrical instinct brings us the strum-driven, deconstructed web of codependence that belongs at least in part to every couple. The vocal loop over a snare-heavy drum kit and the shimmering delay both serve as a conduit for that ineffable sense of enlightenment and release.

It’s a character study of the person who can’t get out of their own head; it might be your lover, or your roommate. A dream-addict, with their gears stuck in neutral:

In your factory hours you sing
your legs are cold and lumber
and you’re stuck on shore
you don’t change when you’re alone
— Vern Matz

Maybe we are all of us hiding from something; and maybe it seems obvious to someone else. With a sticky piano hook and a warm feeling of raw truth-telling this song might take you by surprise.

Vern Matz is an indie-rock trio from New England. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.

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