Mountain Bird Gives Us a Little Taste of Upcoming EP “Once We Were Present” With New Single “Too Blue“
The new track ‘Too Blue’ looks at the recent downward spiral in the world’s mental health, particularly in relation to mankind’s relationship with technology. The song tackles the often tabooed subject of being privileged and depressed and looks at how we often look to remedy our situations through material means instead of talking to each other.
With an expansive, airy soundscape of stereo bouncing synths, cavernous drums, and interjecting hand claps and clicks, in ‘Too Blue’, Mountain Bird focuses on creating space; allowing the listener to focus on his vulnerable vocals, delivering lyrics that cut to the chase.
Mountain Bird shares, “I’ve been so blue and I’m ashamed for it”, and how simply being human makes us all susceptible to struggling with our mental health “Don’t you know that I’ve got pain like you”, the song lifts into its buoyant chorus with the chant-like line “But I’m too blue”, laying in contrast to the song’s bodacious upbeat nature.
Mountain Bird said: “‘Too Blue’ is about being vulnerable. What I noticed growing up, and growing forward from 22 to 27, is the power in people being vulnerable together. I know I can help people by talking about depression so that’s my driver in terms of doing all of this! I really love it when my music prompts my fans to open up about their problems too.”
Mountain Bird (aka Adam Öhman) released his last EP in January 2020, ‘DearBrainLetMeSleep’ was a detailed and honest insight into the life of someone battling with their mental health, a journey through lush electronic soundscapes and alluring synth textures. It marked the start of a new chapter sonically for the artist, who previously recorded either instrumentals, or using guest vocalists. Now at the forefront of his own music, Mountain Bird has created the kind of moody, millennial pop which can define a generation.
‘Once We Were Present’ includes ‘Too Blue’ along with four other songs. The full tracklisting is:Modern Man
Terrified of Love
Something Wrong With My Mind
It Won’t Be Easy