A.A. Bondy kept details cryptic when announcing his forthcoming third full-length, Believers, last month, saying only at the time that the LP’s ten Rob Schnapf-produced songs were “conjured during and between dreams, in bare rooms, and on the late night streets of America.” Now an early taste of the mysterious set has arrived in the form of a foreboding, lightly atmospheric groove called “The Heart Is Willing.” As for the tune’s origins, Bondy stuck to an abstract backstory befitting of its enigmatic tone:
I wrote this when I lived next to a girl named Mona. I was trying to come up with something she might wanna dance to. I didn’t really know her, but she seemed like she might be into magic or something.
While the cut is less instantly memorable than previous efforts, it does make for an intriguing teaser of the half-dreamlike tracks to come. You can hear it below:
“The Heart Is Willing”