Hailing from Montclair, Evan Stephans Hall’s voice is the sound of many a New Jersey teenagers’ adolescence. But Pinegrove’s lyrics resonate with anyone, regardless of their hometown. “Portal” is a departure from Pinegrove’s usual tempo, a bit more relaxed, but certainly not a departure from the emotions evoked through lines like, “I’ll never hold you to all you held me to.” This self-reflexivity leads the listener to do the same and ruminate on loves lost. That being said, “Portal” is a solid fall track for when the temperature gets colder and feelings get warmer. Check out a live version above.
Pinegrove – Portal