Songwriter Matt Costa has been putting out music for a long time now, but there is a feeling he is still growing as an artist with each new release. That looks set to continue with his next record, Yellow Coat, which he announces today for a September 11 release. He’s given us a first glimpse of the new album with a song called “Jet Black Lake”.
The opening of “Jet Black Lake” immediately sets us in a hyper-romantic, novelistic world, with swaying guitar and ripe strings setting the scene for the iconic first image: “When I first met you swimming in a jet black lake / when I first met you, you were the swan.” Costa continues to adorn “Jet Black Lake” with poetic imagery that is given flight by the carefully-constructed arrangements and his voice, which tip a hat to classic soul. By the end of “Jet Black Lake”, you’ll feel as though you’re waking from a vivid and beautiful dream, but with a new sense of fulfilment that will stay in your heart.