Pond have released a new single, ‘Hang a Cross on Me’, alongside an accompanying video. It’s taken from the deluxe edition of their 2021 album 9, which is out May 20 and includes the previously unveiled ‘Lights of Leeming’. Check it out below.
“Hang A Cross On Me was made infinitely cooler by the return of Cowboy John – musician, poet, fashion icon, Poon’s Head Studio regular, legend,” frontman Nick Allbrook said of the track in a statement. “We got Cowboy to feature on Hobo Rocket back in the day. In both songs he insisted on improvising his own lyrics and on only doing one take, and both, of course, were perfect. He meditates on love, life, the universe and everything with his signature fantastical surrealism and cosmic wonder. It’s always a pleasure working with him. He is incredibly rare and brilliant and we love him.”
Of the song’s accompanying video, Allbrook added: “Me and Alex just sort of roamed around the vast old Fremantle stone chamber of Victoria Hall, setting up little scenes in the basement, on the stage, in the lesser hall and from the gods. The afternoon light blasts through the windows into the theatre. Joe Ryan lent me his laser gloves and everything just sort of came together as we danced about, me with a bedazzled and fringed cowboy hat built by a tripper, Alex with a camera. It felt like the right type of creativity, with lots of grooving around and fun easy ease.”