On today's All Songs Considered, we're hitting you with several premieres, beginning a heavy cut from My Morning Jacket's latest studio album, The Waterfall. On "Believe (Nobody Knows)," front man Jim James seeks meaning and truth in an uncertain world, while hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton consider a life of possibilities.
We've also got a premiere from Matt Pond PA's upcoming album, The State Of Gold, a crowdsourced record he conceived after a long period of writer's block in a winter cabin. The song, "The State Of Gold, Pt. 2," is both wistful and joyful.