Pocket Panda - "There You Go" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

3 April 2015

The latest tune by the Seattle band Pocket Panda, "There You Go", brings to mind the music of Ben Howard, albeit with a rock-oriented sound.

Those familiar with the evergreens and rainy climes of the Pacific Northwest will find it easy to find pleasure in “There You Go”, the latest song by the Seattle natives Pocket Panda. Taken from their new LP This Arrangement of Molecules, the track features a mixture of airy folk and earnest rock energy, the kind with which artists like Ben Howard have made a sizable name for themselves. It’s a fine tune that nails the rousing, communitarian sentiments that scores of Mumford and Sons acolytes usually fall short of. (And, for that matter, Mumford and Sons themselves.)
Frontman Eric Herbig tells PopMatters about the tune, “On the surface, the song ‘There You Go’ is about fleeting (maybe even apathetic) love. This is the situation at first, but through some miracle things begin to work out!  The song then goes on to portray the exploding romance using images of nature. 

“The first verse scene was inspired by an apartment complex in a part of Seattle called Capitol Hill. The thoughts of nature are largely inspired by a backpacking trip up the Quinault River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.”

This Arrangement of Molecules is out on 14 April.

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