24 Septembre 2020
The accompanying music video was directed by animation filmmaker Lia Bertels. This multi-colored and facetious fresco tells the story of a cat suffering from impostor syndrome who eventually realizes that the most important thing in life is to become yourself without worrying too much about what others see in you.
New album Movementswill be released on Capitane Records
on November 6th 2020.
About the song
Right from the opening notes, the song has an organic vibe that harks back to the band’s 2012 recordings “unplugged version of canopy”. For a short spell the band leave the synths in the attic and instead offer us a charming summery roughed out kind of song, that one could only dream up in the shade of a lonesome afternoon.
With a warm and light-hearted tone, Thomas de Hemptinne sings “I´m begging of the moon to know how to be what you want me to be,” evoking opposite forces and life’s paradoxes as unsurpassable truths by documenting a twenty-four hour quest in slippy shoes to find what one’s faith has to offer. The song also raises the question of conformity and subtly highlights the existential dilemmas that inevitably arise from being ordered to stay in boxes that were designed for us.
Beautifully arranged with a graceful melody, What You Want Me to Be is the perfect track to make your Indian Summer a pleasant experience.
About the band
Five years ago, Great Mountain Fire were finishing their second LP Sundogs in the abandoned American theatre, relic of the famous 1958 Universal Exposition based in Brussels. Back from touring, they met up in a wooden house south of the city to build the foundations of Movements, the third chapter of their story. From this wooden house to another lost among the sand dunes and finally to the band’s 15m2 basement in the center of the capital, the whole record follows a nomadic genesis and redefines the boundaries of the band productions.
With the precious help of the owner of sound engineer and owner of these locations Julien Rauis, Great Mountain Fire is once again shaking modern indie pop’s palm tree. If they share some similarities with Tame Impala, Parcels or Metronomy, the songs of Movements abound with finds from vintage funk, a place of groove and emotion. In this post-disco trip, synthesizers spread like rainbows and undulating guitars embrace wadding sensual moods.