Trace Mountains Take Us on a Late Night Drive with “Eyes on the Road / Heart of Gold”

The two new singles anticipate House of Confusion, which is out October 22.

Trace Mountains, the project helmed by New York’s Dave Benton, are preparing for the release of their newest album House of Confusion on October 22 via Lame-O Records. They’ve already released the two singles “America” and “7 Angels,” and today they’re sharing two more in the form of dual singles “Eyes on the Road / Heart of Gold,” which take us on a sprawling journey of thought against moonlit pavement.

“‘Eyes on the Road / Heart of Gold’ is a road song about self-discovery and heartbreak,” said Benton in a press release. “The two parts which are broken up on the tracklist of the record chronicle a late night drive on the road far from home. It’s written from a place of remembrance and reflection, with the narrator sort of ‘talking it out’ trying to make sense of their past.

“As with many of my songs, this one blends a lot of unrelated life experiences into a loose narrative that I hope is evocative and relatable,” he continued. “It feels very personal to me though, drawing on my own life—my time touring in bands as well as my friendships and romantic life. I hope that the song feels somewhat like a transformative journey, because things have changed so much for me and I really hoped to capture the essence of that in this song.”

Hear the two songs below, and pre-order House of Confusion here.


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