Published Oct 02, 2018Graham Van Pelt is set to strike out solo later this month with the release of his Time Travel LP, and before it arrives, Exclaim! has another taste of what's to come from the disc.
Today, Van Pelt has shared album closer "Mountainside," which finds him singing softly over gentle keyboard arpeggios. He explained the track's early morning creation as follows:
Mountainside is a song with a double meaning, an end-of-the-night comedown song as well as a kind of "goodbye to all that" type missive to a city one has decided to leave (Montreal in my case). It sprung from some early morning sessions I was having at a keyboard in the solarium of my Toronto apartment, right at sunrise, as I tried to focus on the feeling of moving from one generation into the next. Musically I had been listening to a lot of Lewis and Beverly Glenn-Copeland, and I tried to weave a simple set of keyboard lines together in a similar way. I felt the music put me in the right space emotionally to process the end of the previous phase of my life and start to think clearly about moving on.
Time Travel arrives October 19 through Arbutus Records. Find Van Pelt's full tour itinerary here.