Photo by Bridgette Winten

Maple Glider aka Tori Zietsch has today shared new single “Baby Tiger” from her upcoming album To Enjoy Is The Only Thing, set to be released on June 25th via Partisan Records. This follows on from “Good Thing“, “Swimming” and “As Tradition”, released earlier in the year.

Encapsulated by lo-fi guitars the new single is even more stripped back the Zietch’s previous offerings. Her hauntingly beautiful vocal flows and falls with an undying intimacy.

Speaking on the new single Zietsch said:

“‘Baby Tiger” was written soon after I’d returned home from Brighton. I was really struggling with my mental health, but I was going out and kind of using dating as a distraction from dealing with it. It never really worked. I’d just end up feeling worse when I was alone. Coriander hates closed doors. She’ll always want to know what you’re doing on the other side. It kind of became comforting to hear her scratch at my door. It was something that felt constant and unwavering and regular at a time when I was a bit vacant. Her energy made me feel lighter. I’m very detached from the ‘man’ I address in the song, but I beg for him to comfort me. Though I am feeling unwell, I am pretty certain that it is temporary. I know that ‘I’ll come back to me soon.’ My housemate says she sees this as a kind of happy song because it features Coriander, and I really love that perspective, because even though I was in a bad place when I wrote it, there is an element of hopefulness.”

Listen to the new single below!

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