Bio

Maple Glider is the new project of Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch.

Her debut single ‘As Tradition’ was produced by Tom Iansek (#1 Dads, Big Scary, No Mono) at Pieater’s Bellbird Studios earlier this year.

As Maple Glider explains:

“I was raised from birth in quite a restrictive religious household. When I moved away from Australia and left the supportive community I have at home here in Melbourne, I realised that I hadn’t really processed a lot of the ways that I’d been affected by it. Going through my last break-up I could draw a lot of parallels between the feelings I’d had participating in the religion as I’d had in that particular relationship. I felt my identity kind of dissolve in order to appease what my partner at the time needed from me, and in a way, I began performing for the idea of love and acceptance instead of trusting my intuition. There was definitely an element of gaslighting in both situations and I guess writing the song was a way of coming to that understanding and forming a resolution to grow from those experiences.”

The song is accompanied by a video made with her friend and housemate Bridgette Winten, shot on Super 8 in their home.

Both the song and video were written and recorded on unceded Wurundjeri land in Melbourne/Naarm. I pay my respect and show my support to First Nations people everywhere fighting for justice and self-determination. Always was, always will be.

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

30 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

You've created a track that feels just like that begging, all giving, suffocating experience of being left alone to ponder who and how we love. From the momentary quiver and break in your voice during the early part of the song, to the offering lyrics, "I can be soft... just what you want", to the borderline grotesque, "pull back my limbs", they all enable us to underst...

You've created a track that feels just like that begging, all giving, suffocating experience of being left alone to ponder who and how we love. From the momentary quiver and break in your voice during the early part of the song, to the offering lyrics, "I can be soft... just what you want", to the borderline grotesque, "pull back my limbs", they all enable us to understand this vulnerable sacrificing position. Alongside this wandering bass and anchoring piano you're singing a song about such emotionally intense moments and yet, you manage to channel them into this beautiful, delicate vocal phrasing. Thank you for singing about such dark spaces so earnestly.

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Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

23 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Talk about introductions! A gorgeous new voice ready to tell some deep stories, Maple Glider soars into earshot with a song that hovers in a rare venn diagram between Weyes Blood's vocal stunner-y and Julia Jacklin's thoughtful reflections on toxic romance.

Talk about introductions! A gorgeous new voice ready to tell some deep stories, Maple Glider soars into earshot with a song that hovers in a rare venn diagram between Weyes Blood's vocal stunner-y and Julia Jacklin's thoughtful reflections on toxic romance.

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Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

22 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

one of those special occasions when a new song becomes an instant classic in the blink of an eye.

one of those special occasions when a new song becomes an instant classic in the blink of an eye.