It is time to crack open the champagne again. The three guys from Mother Lewinsky are ready to present their new single ‘Mirrors on the Ground’, which will also be the first glimpse of their forthcoming album ‘Oratorio Volgare’. At the moment, the Copenhagen-based trio consisting of Søren Stensby, Marc Facchini, and Michael Vitus, is on the cusp of releasing their new album due in the start of 2016. Before that release happens we have got a delicious little ditty to premiere.
The song is basically about being a young, loving and naïve person. About making the same mistakes over and over, even though the world and your surroundings keep disappointing you. It is about striving for the good in everything, and doing as you did yesterday, even though you know it won’t change things.
Maybe it is a symbolic reflection of being young in general – A will as strong as steel by day, with clear goals and dreams, but by night, an insecure and mistaken person self-medicating with alcoholic drinks. The story goes on and on. Maybe it is about that, maybe it isn’t, but ‘Mirrors on the Ground’ is no doubt a moody and striking song that belies Mother Lewinsky’s artistic talent and young age.
Musically, the track is as fragile as the bass and drums allow, and likewise as robust and strong as the violins permit. The result is a straightforward guitar-driven sound of coziness, but with several layers of underlying elements, that make a magnificent combination.
Overall, the band is hard to place in a specific genre box. Therefore, I won’t do it. I know several people have called it alternative or indie, which also might explain why they have been captivating cool kids all over Denmark for the last couple of years, but combined with Mother Lewinsky’s use of underlying violin and wind instruments, you have got yourself a new indescribable genre – call it alternative-mother-indie, call it indie-Lewinsky. I just know I liked it in 2013 and 2014, and I like it now.
Check out ‘Mirrors on the Ground’ below.