Nicholas Allbrook has announced a new album, Manganese, which is due out June 9 via Spinning Top Records. Along with the announcement, the Australian singer, best known as the frontman of Pond, has shared a video for the new single ‘Jackie’. Check it out below.
“This song is about my friend (whose name isn’t Jackie) who died in 2021,” Nick shared in a statement. “She was fantastic and the news left me with familiar feelings of guilt and regret and ‘why didn’t I do more or know better’. I don’t usually get hit with creative bolts while running, but by the canal once in London I was struck with the hopeful image of her rowing away from the earth that had been so hurtful and hard, on a black lake surrounded by stars, finally finding peace and silence. It felt nice to think about death like that, bathed in pale silver light rather than just cold. I got lots of instrumental help from Nathaniel Hoho, who bizarrely and brilliantly put in the nature documentary voice about the giant panda which should never work but somehow does.”
Manganese Cover Artwork:
5. The Endless Jetty
6. Vale the Chord
8. Round Round the Moon and All
9. The Night Before You Flew