Matt Costa announced the release of his brand new full-length album, Yellow Coat on Friday, September 11. Produced by Alex Newport, Yellow Coat is a masterpiece of heartbreak, equal parts lost Sixties AM radio hits, folk-pop beauty and dark night of the soul music. Yellow Coat is the product of Costa penning letters to himself about the end of a relationship that had lasted almost a decade.

“Avenal,” the album’s opening track, was conceived and written on a going-nowhere trip a few hundred miles northeast of LA, and is a gently swinging tune written from a “searching” place in which Costa was both running away from something and trying to find himself at the same time. Watch the charming, animated stop motion music video for “Avenal” created by Costa in his home with the help of multimedia artist Minh Pham on YouTube here, and stream the track on all platforms here.