Philadelphia-based four-piece indie band Mothers released an energetic Pink, their new single from the upcoming album Render Another Ugly Method.
The lead singer and songwriter of Mothers, Kristine Leschper, explains that the song, which pairs poetic lyrics with infectious rhythm, is about passing time.
“It describes a series of memories within cars – cars of my childhood, recent past, and present – and subsequent feelings of childlike removal and helplessness,” she said. “The video aims to reciprocate these three vignettes of idling, through limited actions and minimalist set design divided into three parts.”
This concept is emphasised in the music video released by the band, directed by Jake Lazovick and Richard Phillip Smith. Stuck in the waiting room, the singer moves from one chair to another, taking notes and looking around, as the day goes by and the bright, clinically cold area dips into warm hues of the evening and transforms into the cold palette of the night.
Mothers originated in Athens, Georgia, where Kristine went to printmaking school. Two years ago, they released their debut album, When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired that kickstarted eight months on tour across the US and Europe for the band. Their upcoming album Render Another Ugly Method was influenced by the music that the lead singer had the chance to explore between the shows – she mentions Lifetones and Fred Frith records as her inspirations.
Their new record, produced by John Congleton (whose credits include Goldfrapp, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Franz Ferdinand and many more) will be released on the 7th of September 2018 on ANTI-Records. You can pre-order it here.
Listen to the song on Spotify: