Only a few months after the release of their highly acclaimed full-length album Of All These Things, folk-roots duo Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz are back with their amazing single “Matterbloomlight.”
Singer-songwriter Eric Anders and guitarist Mark O’Bitz met in Pasadena, California at one of Mark’s shows. Then, Anders had been training to be a psychoanalyst and had not done anything with music previously. He had recently just started singing and was looking for an accompanist. O’Bitz suggested that they write a few original songs together, and the rest is clearly evident.
O’Bitz had been no stranger to music, and was working as a live solo artist across southern California. Since then, Mark has worked with many iconic artists on studio projects like Jonathan Moffett, Martyn LeNoble, Gavin McKillop, Zachary Rae, Morgan James, and Tim Corcoran.
In 2002, the duo wrote over fifty songs together and have been writing together ever since. In 2017, they released their album Eleven Nine which lead them to pursue music together, more than they ever have before. They created Of All These Things, their first album they decided to release as a duo.
As an ode to George Saunders’ novel, Lincoln In The Bardo, Matterbloomlight is an amazing track. With lyrics as true and honest, Anders and O’Bitz remind me of the way all the ways an acoustic guitar can fill your soul to the brim. The track is reminiscent with feelings of yesterday with hope for tomorrow, and tells the most perfect, heartbreaking story – one that still needs to be heard.
Currently, Anders and O’Bitz are hard at work on their next album as a duo – Ghosts to Ancestors. In the meantime, you can listen and share “Matterbloomlight” on all social platforms! It’s too good to not share.