Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, Maple Glider, has announced her joining the Partisan Records roster (Laura Marling, Fela Kuti, IDLES, Fontaines D.C.) in partnership with the Australian label, Pieater. In celebration of this news, Maple Glider (A.K.A. Tori Ziestch) has shared a new single and video for “Good Thing” – a song born of that frozen and fretful time just before you’re going to hurt someone you have loved by leaving them.
Ziestch explains: “I wrote this song out of a place of defeat. I was really heartbroken at this point, and very confused. I like the feeling of my independence and I think I was afraid of putting energy into the wrong people. Sometimes we make decisions out of fear and sometimes it’s because we know that it is the best decision to make. Those lines can get very blurry.”
The accompanying video was made with creative collaborator and housemate Bridgette Winten in the 5km radius around their Brunswick, Melbourne home (a limit due to Covid lockdown measures). Working with colour and contrast, and shot on Super 8, Maple Glider sweetly plays off her surroundings, whether it’s lush creek-beds or stark industrial wastelands.