Vern Matz - Systematically Gone
With a sticky piano hook and a warm feeling of raw truth-telling this song might take you by surprise.
This post was originally published in November 2018.
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.