Glass Mountain release raw and vulnerable music video – ‘Have To Lie’
Since their uncompromising 7 minute debut release ‘Glacial’, Bradford quartet Glass Mountain have built their growing reputation on beautifully crafted, often sorrowful music.
Named after a David Hockney artwork, Glass Mountain released ‘Gin Flows Through My Veins’ in November 2017, followed by their ‘Wow & Flutter’ EP earlier this year (Hide & Seek Records). From this EP comes ‘Have To Lie’. The EP’s closing track is musically stripped bare with the exposed and vulnerable lead vocal taking centre stage until orchestral drums, cellos and theremins take us to a huge dynamic moment of sorrow and desperation. The song deals with how we often tend to pretend we’re okay even when we’re most certainly not.
‘Wow & Flutter’ is available on all formats including either a Red or Pink 12″ vinyl, the vinyl comes complete with a CD edition and an art print – Limited stock is available direct from the bands Store, in addition the band have put together a Deluxe edition; just 100 copies that comes complete with an exclusive Glass Mountain 50ml bottle, Black foil sealed envelope containing juniper berries, pink peppercorns (helps you make the perfect G&T), Instructions / recipe of how to make the band’s favourite gin and tonic, plus a copy of GHOSTS issue 2 (Glass Mountain’s own zine, 26 pages), a unique handwritten lyric sheet (lovingly handwritten on A4 art paper) – the entire collection comes in 14″ presentation box with printed Glass Mountain logo.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the song, singer / lyricist Harry Hanson told us, “It’s easy to think that you can just push bad thoughts to the back of your head, bottling them up. I am really bad for it as are many other people. Inevitably the bad thoughts will all come back and hit like a wave. It’s better to just get the thoughts out, speak to friends, anyone that will listen. You’re not a burden to anyone if you want to tell them what’s going on in your head. I’ve only recently learnt that”.
Their video was shot on Super 8 cine film by London filmmaker Adrian Cousins; this wise choice of format perfectly complimenting the emmotional fragility of the track.
To promote the release a following up their recently sold-out DIY all-dayer, Glass Mountain have announced a handful of select live dates this autumn, including a headline at the Brudenell Social Club this month and at a special intimate performance with Gengahr in November.
Sunday 23rd September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – with Red Kite
Saturday 29th September – The Purple Turtle, Reading – with Red Kite
Saturday 13th October – Twisterella festival, Middlesbrough
Friday 9th November – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds – with Genghar
Advance tickets for all dates are on sale now via Glass Mountain