Mountain Bird Shares “Terrified of Love”; Watch Here
November 13, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Swedish singer, songwriter, and producer Mountain Bird (aka Adam Öhman) has revealed the second single to be taken from his forthcoming new EP. “Terrified of Love” will be released on November 13 via Nettwerk Records.
The single sonically conjures Sufjan Stevens via the Scissor Sisters, skips along with an upbeat yet almost lulling pace. A salve for the soul for anyone who’s been through heartbreak. Mountain Bird’s stark, and even more honest, lyrics (“Every night there is a struggle against my demons”) lay in contrast to the seemingly buoyant musical backing of octave jumping synths and beautifully sanguine piano; as if drawing on the fact that whilst love is becoming an ever more terrifying prospect, that’s exactly what makes it such a worthy endeavor.
On the single’s inspiration, Mountain Bird said: “Tinder and all the other apps have made us scared of committing to basically anything or anyone, so instead we are throwing away people like garbage, and this has been a huge impact of the collective depressive state.”
The single will arrive with a new music video, which follows the previous single “Modern Man.” Filmed as one continuous shot, and on the same set as “Modern Man,” the video sees Adam wind down and return to the monotony of modern life after filming, drawing on the fact that this is the side of life we never typically show the cameras.
The video was co-directed by Mountain Bird and Erik Ögnelooh, who said, “We wanted to show a real side to Adam with this video. When the camera’s not there, and it’s just him, his words and experiences. Life’s not a music video all the time. That’s why the camera slowly dollys back and reveals the whole set, all in one single take, no cuts or re-dos. Just like life.”
“We also wanted to touch the structural dilemma of Social media. Where everyone posts the highlights of their lives, creating this false image. Kind of like a studio set. All we see is what’s in the frame. We don’t see ”behind the scenes.” But what if we back up a little bit. Is everything like we show it?”
Both tracks will feature on the new EP, focusing on mental health in modern, technologically fast-moving societies.
In January, Mountain Bird (aka Adam Öhman) released his last EP, DearBrainLetMeSleep, 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 a moody, millennial kind of pop that can define a generation.
More information about Mountain Bird’s new EP will be announced soon.