Maple Glider is the new project of solo artist Tori Zietsch (Peach with a Z). In the singer-songwriter tradition, the music is centred around the lyrics, exploring intimate themes and often serving as a self-catharsis. Offsetting the heavy-nature of some of the words, Maple Glider herself is humorous, fabulous and warm. Find her on instagram for her lovable self.
Brought up in a restrictive religious household, Zietsch relocated to Melbourne, spent some years overseas, and returned with a SoundCloud account (literally) full of demos. She’d experienced heavy loneliness abroad, but it was during that time that she entered a pool of self-reflection. The resulting songs relate to working through her experience as a child raised in religion, and the years she spent trying to extract that from her identity.. but many are also about love and relationships - the end of, middle of, confusion of.
And, in her words..
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. BTCH$”.