Maple Glider, the project of Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch, has announced her debut album. It’s called To Enjoy is the Only Thing and it arrives on June 25 via Partisan Records. Along with the announcement, she’s also shared a Bridgette Winten-directed video for the new single ‘Swimming’. Check it out below and scroll down for the album’s cover artwork and tracklist.
“This was meant to be a love song, but by the time I finished it, it kind of predetermined a break-up,” Zietsch said of ‘Swimming’ in a statement. “I’d been experiencing some of the most beautiful places I’d ever been in, and falling out of love was very confusing. I was trying to force myself to be happy and in love, but I was far from home, and really lonely. It made sense to record the song after the break-up. I kind of felt like I was able to handle the sincerity of it then.”
Elaborating on her vision for the album, she added: “This is what the album looks like to me: walking past tinsel covered trees in mid-September, swimming along the calanques in the south of France, car-bonnet frost, darkness at 4pm, lightness until 10pm, a muted feeling, the perpetual grey fog that swallows the Silver Coast, the colour red, this ugly green dress, red wine, red blood, red lips, red is the colour of the cardinal’s robe, Switzerland, my mother’s diaries, a coroner’s report, the sun on my face, the end of love…”
To Enjoy is the Only Thing includes the previously released singles ‘As Tradition’ and ‘Good Thing’.
To Enjoy is the Only Thing Cover Artwork:
To Enjoy is the Only Thing Tracklist:
1. As Tradition
3. View From This Side
5. Be Mean, It’s Kinder Than Crying
6. Good Thing
7. Baby Tiger
9. Mama It’s Christmas