Co-written by producer Jordan Esau, the song is a casual and natural tune in the context of a very unnatural time.
Reflecting on choices and confronting vices this is an anthem for overcoming and finding your own way. It invokes nostalgia, small town memories, passionate summer nights but ultimately facilitates reflection.
Since the song has become a staple of his ‘virtual’ performances it’s only fitting that it is recorded and mixed ‘quarantine style’ with all musicians doing their parts from their own home.
This new song is a prelude to a forthcoming album in 2021, soon to be announced.
Matthew Presidente‘s «Standing in the Way of Love» is one of this weeks challengers to the LGBTQ Music Chart, you can vote on it here.
«Agony» is the latest addition to his catalogue that explores the duality of the highs of love vs the dark realities of heartbreak. Never one to shy away from the absurd, Dean intentionally designed all imagery around the single to draw attention to the colourful and «picturesque» moments captured but with hints of decay and rot seeping in background, such as insects appearing on his face and hands.