MAPLE GLIDER – has shared “Two Years”, the latest single taken from her upcoming LP ‘I Get Into Trouble’ – out 13 October via Partisan.
“Two Years” follows last month’s double singles “You At The Top Of The Driveway” and “You’re Gonna Be A Daddy” and previously shared tracks “Dinah” and “Don’t Kiss Me“.
“I remember having the need to write this song at the moment I was experiencing these uncertain feelings, but being unable to do so in private,”Tori Zietsch aka Maple Glider says. “This was a time of life where I got swept up into the clouds, and didn’t feel the ground for a long time. Even listening to the song now I can feel the self-doubt in my lyrics, the indecision in the music, the attempt to find the sweetness amongst what was ultimately an incredibly claustrophobic experience.”
‘I Get Into Trouble’ is a thematic expansion of Maple Glider’s 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.
Ultimately, ‘I Get Into Trouble’ is the sound of alchemized pain. In each song, Zietsch transmutes tribulation and confusion into clarity and deep insight. She combines the infectious folk-pop hooks of her debut with a sense of scale and scope. It’s tight in all the right places, freeform, wiley and compositionally eclectic, playful, and erratic in others. The album was recorded with the same small team as its predecessor – Tom Iansek (#1 Dads, Big Scary, The Paper Kites) producing and mixing, and touring member Jim Rindfleish (Mildlife) on drums.
‘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 NME, Secret Meeting, Wall Of Sound, Pitchfork, NPR Music, Paste, Consequence, triple j and Rolling Stone. Her music has been described as “achingly potent” (NME), “hypnotic” (Pitchfork), and as Stereogum has put it “some voices in indie just hit home“. Read more about the creation of ‘I Get Into Trouble’ here.
Maple Glider will also be touring behind ‘I Get Into Trouble’, including her first-ever international dates in the UK this month. Routing + ticket info below.
MAPLE GLIDER – UK TOUR DATES
Sept 13 – Servant Jazz Quarters – London, UK (Sold Out)
Sept 14 – Servant Jazz Quarters – London, UK (Sold Out)
Sept 16 – The Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
Tickets – mapleglider.com