Published Apr 12, 2017Chicago-based rockers Molehill will release their latest EP Hearts on Fire next month, and ahead of its arrival, Exclaim! is giving you an exclusive first listen to an EP cut called "Reverie."
The reflective track hears the band reminiscing about the loss of a parent, while simultaneously expressing gratitude for the formative years shared together.
"The lyrics are about my father, who died when I was six years old," vocalist Peter Manhart tells Exclaim! "Throughout my life, I have met many people who had stories about how great a man my dad was, how smart or funny or kind he was, how he helped so many people, or how he was this amazing piano player. However, to me, his legacy is more than just a story — 'you left them a story to tell, but you made me the person I am.'"
Sonically, "Reverie" is a hybrid of organic and electronic instrumentation, a combination the band arrived at after test-cycling the track through a number of treatments. The synth-heavy mix of sound is a direction that the group find themselves moving in more often these days, so it should serve as a good primer for the forthcoming EP.
Give "Reverie" a listen below, and if you like what you hear, be sure to catch the band on April 21 at Cherry Cola's in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week.
Hearts on Fire is out on May 12, and you can pre-order copies here.