Mountain Bird - 'Hiding Underwater'
Swedish artist Mountain Bird tries to transcend pain on poignant rage-tinged track, ‘Hiding Underwater’ taken from his upcoming EP, ‘DearBrainLetMeSleep’.
If you’re keen on intelligent, reflective dance music with an emotive kick Mountain Bird’s, ‘Hiding Water’ is the song for you. Opening with robust electronics and a sense of determination and persistence, the track moves at a fairly rapid pace as Mountain Bird takes his listener on an evocative journey in addressing personal pain in a very honest and relatable way as he explains:
Hiding Underwater’ is “about living with a depressive state of mind and somehow always looking at things from a perspective of melancholy. I was in a really dark place when I wrote this. And at that time almost felt like hurting myself or do something worse was a good idea, but I got myself together. I just got so tired of always trying to cope with my brain the first thing in the morning and not just wake up and go you know... It’s like you have to tame a beast every time you’d wanna do something and therefore I wanted to swap my brain with someone. Just anyone”.
’Hiding Underwater’ is a buoyant, turbulent tune that quickly straps its listener in and takes you on a thrilling ride through trickling trance textures, thick beats and cerebral vocal samples. It’s a hypnotic, cathartic tune that takes you through your paces as Mountain Bird invites you to try to outrun your demons alongside him and find a safer place to catch your breath. ‘Hiding Underwater’ serves as three important reminders. Firstly, you’re not alone if you ever feel caged in your own mind. Secondly; to keep perspective, “some days are worse than others” and thirdly, try to be kinder to yourself, always.
Words of Karla Harris
‘Hiding Underwater’ is out now via Nettwerk Records with EP ‘DearBrainLetMeSleep’ due to drop later on in the year.