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Maple Glider Announces New Album “I Get Into Trouble” out October 13th via Partisan / Pieater & Shares New Single “Dinah”

July 12, 2023
Photo credit: Bridgette Winten

MAPLE GLIDER

DETAILS NEW LP, I GET INTO TROUBLE, OUT OCTOBER 13 2023 VIA PARTISAN / PIEATER – PREORDER / PRESAVE HERE


ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER UK & EUROPEAN SHOWS FOR SEPTEMBER INCLUDING TWO NIGHTS AT LONDON’S SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS ON SEPTEMBER 13 AND 14 – BOTH NOW SOLD OUT

Maple Glider, the project of Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch, has detailed her anticipated second album I Get Into Trouble, out October 13th 2023 via Pieater (Australia) and Partisan (rest of world). To coincide with the announcement, Maple Glider has shared album highlight “Dinah” paired with a devilishly irreverent video, made with principal creative collaborator and live bandmate Bridgette Winten, full of colourful costumes and ridiculous props (see: pink vibrator as religious preacher’s microphone). 

In March 2021 we introduced our readers to this stunning artist and to see Tori‘s work continue to soar, rightfully so. The new track colours this intimacy and engages in this very raw emotion. The clarity of the lyrical take is almost a gnarled aspect. The darker lyrics will move you there is no denying, they force this standoff-ish distinction to rise to the forefront of the track, but it’s Maple Glider‘s unique and expressive vocal harmony that brings emotion to life throughout this creation. Through the sincerity and the feisty complexity captures Zietsch in her element, producing a track that needs to be heard, this is a painstaking and haunting arrangement.

“Dinah” fully embraces the pop side of Maple Glider’s trademark psych-folk like never before, but pairs it with lyrics that turn the song into what she considers the scariest – and perhaps angriest – thing she’s ever released. The titular Dinah refers to the bible story ‘Dinah Gets Into Trouble,’ where a young woman is victim-blamed for being sexually assaulted. In the song, Maple Glider expertly dissects the double standards within her own experience growing up in Christianity; and the accusations levelled at “non-believers” whilst the church itself was not a safe space. 

Says Zietsch: “For me, “Dinah” is the scariest thing I’ve ever put out. It’s probably the most pop feeling song I’ve released, but it’s really quite an angry song. I have felt incredibly disturbed and frustrated and sad in the process of writing and putting it together. I wanted the video to be fast paced, colourful, and full of energy, the same kind of riled up energy I had when I wrote the song. But it also had to be silly, because I can’t help that.” 

I Get Into Trouble is a thematic expansion of Maple Glider’s 2021 debut LP To Enjoy is the Only Thing, going into greater and clearer detail, as she delves back into her Christian childhood while deconstructing her relationship to her body, alongside concepts of consent and shame. Throughout the album, she draws parallels between religion and sexuality in novelistic detail, before landing on a note of hopeful optimism, and embracing a new life of peacefulness. “This album feels more like an opening up because there are things I wasn’t feeling ready to publicly share through songs, but now I finally feel ready,” she says. 

Ultimately, I Get Into Trouble is the sound of alchemized pain. In each song, Zietsch transmutes tribulation and confusion into clarity and deep insight. She combines the infectious folk-pop hooks of her debut with a sense of scale and scope. It’s tight in all the right places, freeform, wiley and compositionally eclectic, playful, and erratic in others. The album was recorded with the same small team as its predecessor – Tom Iansek (#1 Dads, Big Scary, The Paper Kites) producing and mixing, and touring member Jim Rindfleish (Mildlife) on drums.

2023 will see Maple Glider tour overseas for the first time, including two London shows at Servant Jazz Quarters on September 13 and 14 which are already sold out. See below for the full tour routing, with more shows to be announced.

I Get Into Trouble tracklisting:

Do You

Dinah

Two Years

FOMO

Don’t Kiss Me

You At The Top Of The Driveway

You’re Gonna Be A Daddy

For You And All The Songs We Loved

Surprises

Scream

Tour dates:
Sept 13 – Servant Jazz Quarters – London, UK (Sold Out)
Sept 14 – Servant Jazz Quarters – London, UK (Sold Out)
Sept 16 – The Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
Sept 18 – Prachtwerk – Berlin, Germany
Sept 20 – POPUP – Paris, France
Sept 21 – Botanique Witloofbar – Brussels, Belgium
Sept 22 – Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany

TICKETS – mapleglider.com

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