“For a long time, I have run from the themes I explore on this album. Now, I’m ready to process these aspects of my life through art,” shares Matthew De Ver. The New York City-based songwriter and producer has survived a painful, but, ultimately, profound life continuum. At just 15, he lost his father, writer/poet/singer-songwriter Shel Silverstein. During his teenage years, he also witnessed his mother struggle with alcoholism and, eventually, witnessed her recovery. “Water in the Well” is the new video off De Ver’s debut forthcoming album, Surface Tension (A Tincture for Integrating Shadow). The album is a sonic portrait of Matthew from the formative years of 15-18, after his father’s death and during the depths of his mother’s struggle with alcoholism.