Peter Matthew Bauer "Hold On to Someone" (quiet version) / "You Are the Chapel" (guitar version)

Peter Matthew Bauer 'Hold On to Someone' (quiet version) / 'You Are the Chapel' (guitar version)
Onetime Walkmen member Peter Matthew Bauer is already prepping a sophomore follow-up to last year's Liberation! LP, though the details are pretty slim at present. That said, the record will feature a song called "Hold On to Someone." A full-band version appears on the forthcoming set, but you can hear a quiet solo take of the song right now.

The tune was tracked at Medford, MA's the Soul Shop, and finds Bauer quietly strumming an acoustic melody. His lyrics hover somewhere just above rock bottom, his voice offering a sliver of hope to the lonely, the ones running aimlessly towards destiny. "Fortunately, I know the answer," he says of life's eternal riddle.

You'll find the new tune, as well as a similarly stripped-down version of Liberation!'s "You Are the Chapel," down below.