We’ve been tracking the lads from Mt. Wolf for a while now and with good reason. Their new track Heavenbound has just dropped its official video and it epitomises everything that impresses us about the trio. Emotive, pristine and evocative, the track comes from their forthcoming album due in May. Give this your time, it gets under your skin and shows the sort of passion this London outfit has churning through their system. Stunning stuff!
London’s Mt. Wolf have experienced much since their early days as a band – line-up changes, enviable hype and interest and, most of all, a sense of expectation that has never left them. With upcoming debut album “Aetherlight” set to not only meet but exceed those tall expectations, today they release the emotive and thought-provoking video to the anthemic “Heavenbound”. The song owes a melodic debt to the literate, epic songcraft of Echo & The Bunnymen and The National while retaining the sky-scraping atmospherics that have become the band’s trademark, capturing the band at perhaps their most anthemic yet. Visually, the short films captures that same ethereal connection as it charts a man’s final minutes, projecting the sense that love will always be so much stronger than hate.
The director James Ayling, of Cape Films, says of the video:
“I think everyone will have their own interpretation of the video. For me, it was about the idea of death acting as a force to unite people. For some death offers the chance to reflect and ask for forgiveness; for others, it provides an opportunity to find peace and the ability to forgive.”
And this from Mt. Wolf frontman and album co-producer Bassi:
“Heavenbound deals with the different journeys entangled with death. The song is largely about letting go and moving on, while the video takes a slightly different approach: compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love for others can triumph in the face of hate and violence.”
Our first taste of “Aetherlight” was the 6 minute opus “The Electric” and today alongside the video for “Heavenbound” the album is now available to pre-order direct from their label CRC Music here.
Patience has been the key, as the band worked tirelessly behind the scenes towards the all-encompassing sound for their new material that they had always aimed for. After a productive 12 months with super-producer Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, M83, Daughter) they have returned with a debut album that confirms that sound is now very much realised.
The band will play the following shows to launch the album:
8th June – Hoxton Hall, London
9th June – The Eagle Inn, Manchester
10th June – The Lantern, Bristol
Mt. Wolf are kindly supported by the PRS Momentum Fund