New York City-based singer and producer Matthew De Ver has a great vibe about him– his latest is a breezy P-Funk aesthetic that places him on a weird plane (think Miguel meets Tame Impala meets Sun Ra). “The Climb,” was inspired by a 2011 trip to South America.
“This song was inspired by a trip to Peru and visiting Machu Picchu,” he tells AAHH. As he explains, it was a compelling journey that opened the space for even deeper healing upon his returned home. “The track explores seeing the struggle/adversity in life/art/growth as an offering to something greater … an integral and unavoidable part of the process.”
The track is the second single from De Ver’s upcoming debut LP, Surface Tension (A Tincture for Integrating Shadow). The album is set to explore his formative years, dealing with the loss of his father.
Check out “The Climb,” above.