Maple Glider 'To Enjoy Is The Only Thing' LP
PEARLY GREEN VINYL
Maple Glider is Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch.
On debut album To Enjoy is the Only Thing, written whilst Zietsch lived in Brighton in the UK, she compiles a striking set of vignettes from her life; growing up in a restrictive religious household, falling in and out of love, cross-country and international travel, longing, alienation and more. Moments both unremarkable and life-altering, but always deeply felt, brought to vivid life by the beauty of Tori’s artistry and wry sense of dark humour.
Elaborating further on her vision for the project, Zietsch describes: "To me, To Enjoy is the Only Thing feels like walking past tinsel-covered trees in mid-September, swimming along the calanques in the south of France, frost on the hood of a car, darkness at 4pm, lightness until 10pm, Sibylle Baier’s Colour Green, Devendra Banhart’s Ma, Adrianne Lenker’s a-sides, a muted feeling, the perpetual grey fog that swallows the Silver Coast in Portugal, an ugly green dress, the color red, red wine, red blood, red lips, the red of a cardinal’s robe, Switzerland, my mother’s diaries, a coroner’s report, the sun on my face, the end of love."
Praise for Maple Glider
“Beautiful” - Gorilla vs Bear
“towering lyrical delivery” - UPROXX
“a piece that tries to unravel the intricacies of a religious upbringing and a relationship,
both of which kept her from being her true self" - NPR Music
“beautiful and devastating” - American Songwriter
“a sweet, smoky voice which she likes to keep at a whisper” - Consequence of Sound
“delicate, dreamy folk... fans of Sharon Van Etten's more stripped down, spare early
work should find plenty to like here” – Brooklyn Vegan
Previous singles from To Enjoy is the Only Thing have garnered praise from The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, Beats Per Minute, The New Cue, For The Rabbits, NPR’s All Songs
Considered, Apple Music 1’s Matt Wilkinson, Gorilla vs Bear, UPROXX, BrooklynVegan, Consequence, triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, Apple, Spotify and more.