L.A. duo Mines Falls at a pair of brothers who work in film and design during the day, and make moody electro heavy pop music by night. Ahead of their self-titled debut album out on September 18th, they’ve released a new single/video, Hey Mother.
On the song, singer Carson Lund says, ‘“Hey Mother” is the earliest song I wrote for the record, and therefore the one that’s most tied to the emotions that swirled around our previous album, Nepenthe. With that collection of songs, I was trying to write very honestly from a place of emotional turmoil, but this song is about landing in a state of acceptance after all of that. The “mother” here is less a reference to my own mother than to a stubborn omniscient spirit to whom I’m trying to communicate some kind of self-reckoning. You might say she’s my conscience as I try to will myself to concede the end of a relationship.’
Opening with these sweeping, melancholy drenched piano riffs, Hey Mother has this immediately emotive quality about it, as swathes of electronics soaked in reverb join along with the ongoing minimal drum beat. Most of all, as it plays out, you realise its the slightly haunting nature of the track that seems to pull you in.
Check it out, here