Bahamian folk singer-songwriter Matthew Pinder delivers an emotional recount of a profound shift in perspective with his new track “Stars,” out now. As the final single leading up to his highly anticipated EP release, “Stars” is a triumphant follow-up to previous teasers “Cascade” and “Used To Say.” This single tells the story of embracing yourself for who you are; invigorating, joyful instrumentation leads this track through an emotional swell, to a triumphant ending. For Matthew, the origins of this song are rooted in the discomfort of feeling stuck at a certain point in his life. Caressed by the colourful harmony of layered acoustic guitar coupled with a subtle, yet energizing beat, “Stars” enthralls listeners through the ebbs and flows of a tenderly introspective journey of self-growth.

Pinder began writing this piece in 2019 – noted as an especially low point in his life where he recounts feeling trapped in his situation at the time. For about a year, he sat on the chorus; as time went on, he was able to reconcile those feelings with a sharp shift in perspective. The rest of the song emerged in the latter half of his journey in which he was able to find solace in embracing his truth. “Stars” came together through collaboration with a number of outstanding musicians. Written by Pinder and produced by Sara Davis Regan, the two came together seamlessly to create an outstanding showcase of sonic decadence. Fans can look forward to the release of “Stars” on all major streaming platforms out now.

Cover art for “Stars” by Matthew Pinder