Father Mountain Shares New Single “Sobriety”
Indie rock band Father Mountain is thrilled to share the third single from their forthcoming debut album, Apartment Living. Apartment Living will be released on November 10th, and is available for pre-order now.
“I didn’t know the transition was coming when it did. There was no warning; other than too much being decided by the lack of deciding anything. I felt more than I said, said a lot but never much of anything,” recalls vocalist Zane Martin.
He continues: “Miscommunication is something anybody would want to avoid, but when the fear of miscommunication results in the absence of communication, things get messy. I would lay in bed with the lights off, playing my guitar and drinking tequila, I would sing the things I meant to say and never did, my phone recording drunken thoughts over half written guitar parts. It took that to learn the only thing I had left to do was forgive myself. When we started writing the album, those recordings became ‘Sobriety.'”
Although the band now calls Nashville home, Father Mountain first began on a street corner in Owensboro, Kentucky, where they wrote the majority of their debut LP Apartment Living. As a result, it takes aesthetic influence from the feeling of growing up in perceived isolation in middle America. “In our formative years, friendships were as much a product of proximity as they were shared interests or ideologies,” says Hohiemer. “As you grow up and learn how to be yourself, it can be hard to see where you fit in once you don’t look like the same person you were in high school. For me, our music is a product of trying to figure out my place in the world outside of just my hometown.”
Working for the first time with a third-party producer, Apartment Living was recorded and mixed in Atlanta, Georgia by Matt McClellan (Being As An Ocean, My Iron Lung, Capsize) and mastered by Jesse Cannon (Brand New, Bad Books, All Get Out), with the addition of Overslept’s Elias Armao on drums. It spans various genre classifications, embracing aspects of guitar rock and pop, which allows Father Mountain to resist being aesthetically pigeonholed.
“Going into this I think we felt more comfortable as storytellers than as songwriters. We met over Bonnie Raitt; bonded over Manchester, Noname, short fiction audiobooks, and Rumi; then grew together living in a van with podcasts, Joyce manor and Jonwayne riding shotgun. That process of learning how to trust, forgive and create together is as much a story that bled on to this album as what we actually wrote about, discovering what it actually means to be friends,” says Martin.