Words by Sarah Jamieson
Video filmed and edited by JustJash.com
VANCOUVER — BeatRoute was thrilled to get an exclusive performance of “Love Stuck,” Mother Mother’s newest single off their upcoming LP, No Culture.
As the rain poured outside Afterlife Studios, the band prepped in a tiny, warm room muffled with Persian rugs and a plethora of instruments. Jasmin Parkin (vocals/keyboard), Molly Guldemond (vocals/keyboard), Jeremy Page (bass), and Ali Siadat (drums) all stood with reserved anticipation as the cameras checked their light meter readings, hinting at the humility that the indie rock band still holds after five studio album releases.
Once the room achieved total silence, Ryan Guldemond (vocals/guitar) opened with a scratchy guitar riff and launched into the first notes of “Love Stuck.” The song is a raw catharsis of uncertainty, alienation and hope, embodying the harmonies that fans have grown to expect from Mother Mother, but with a more positive outlook.
“There’s less cynicism, it’s less enshrouded with darkness, and it’s more speaking to the light and goodness,” explains Ryan.
The band has been working on the final touches for their sixth studio album in Afterlife Studios, a full-service analogue recording outfit nestled in South Granville. Working with Brian Howes and Jay ‘JVP’ Van Peoderooyen, two veterans of a production team out of L.A., the album is slated for a February 2017 release with Universal Music Canada.
The catchy hooks in “Love Stuck” may swim around in your head for days (you have been warned), and it looks as if the track is just a taste of what’s to come.
Keep an ear out for No Culture from Mother Mother in February 2017.Afterlife Studios, BC, British Columbia, Love Stuck, Mother Mother, No Culture