Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Maple Glider will release her anticipated second album – ‘I Get Into Trouble’ – this Friday Oct 13 via Partisan/Pieater.
Ahead of the release, she has shared album opener “Do You” with an accompanying music video.
“Do You” showcases Maple’s pastoral folk-pop, which slowly blossoms into a sound that’s as infectious as it is profound.
At the time of writing “Do You,” Maple was in a new city, bonding joyously with a new friend, and being included in their family circle. This caused her to realise how distant she was from her own, and created a longing for better understanding, whilst also accepting her own culpability thanks to stubbornness inhibiting the closeness she desired. She shares: “For me this song holds the feeling of being frustrated by someone who refuses to see who you are, no matter how much you put yourself in front of them, until eventually, you retreat. It’s also about the self-obsession that can come as a result of that, the fixation on identity, complicated feelings of inadequacy, and the search for meaning and significance in failing relationships. As always, there are many sides to the sphere, the ball just keeps spinning.”
The music video was made with the collaborative team of Bridgette Winten and Tom Dunphy (also behind the “Dinah” and “You’re Gonna Be A Daddy” videos). Maple Glider explains further: “I wanted to capture those feelings of loneliness and connectedness I had in those first couple of years in the city. The nice fun bits and also the strange and sad bits. All the confusion of moving to a new place and really feeling like you are leaving an old life behind. But also how attempting to separate yourself completely from your past can also make it so much harder to recognise where you need growth. It’s really just a very emotional song and I think Bridgette in particular wanted to capture the sadness of it in a nostalgic and beautiful way.”
Last month Maple Glider completed her debut UK and European tour, which included two sold out shows in London and one in Paris.
Maple Glider is the project of Tori Zietsch (pron. like ‘peach’ with a z). Her songs are an immediate doorway to deeply personal storytelling, shared with an edge of wry humour, over beautiful and memorable melodies and delicately balanced indie-folk instrumentation. ‘I Get Into Trouble’ is a thematic expansion of her 2021 debut LP ‘To Enjoy is the Only Thing’, going into greater and clearer detail, as she delves back into her Christian childhood while deconstructing her relationship to her body, alongside concepts of consent and shame. Throughout the album, she draws parallels between religion and sexuality in novelistic detail, before landing on a note of hopeful optimism, and embracing a new life of peacefulness. “This album feels more like an opening up because there are things I wasn’t feeling ready to publicly share through songs, but now I finally feel ready,” she says.
‘To Enjoy is the Only Thing’ earned her over 22M steams, a performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk, Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series, as well as praise from Pitchfork, NPR Music, Paste, KCRW, Gorilla vs Bear, Consequence, triple j, NME and Rolling Stone. Her music has been described as “hypnotic” (Pitchfork) and “sublime” (Paper), and as Stereogum has put it “some voices in indie just hit home“.
Read more about the creation of ‘I Get Into Trouble’ here.
‘I Get Into Trouble’ tracklisting:
3. Two Years
5. Don’t Kiss Me
6. You At The Top Of The Driveway
7. You’re Gonna Be A Daddy
8. For You And All The Songs We Loved
Download album/single artwork here
SECOND ALBUM: ‘I GET INTO TROUBLE’
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