glory hope mountain
I haven't talked about Ottawa's The Acorn in nearly two years, but I figure it's about time I mentioned that they have a pretty gorgeous new album coming out next week on Paper Bag Records. The band's first full-length, Glory Hope Mountain, is a beautiful tribute to and recounting of the life of lead singer Rolf Klausener's mother, Gloria Esperanza Montoya. I was immediately drawn to the album's closing track, "Lullabye (Mountain)," which Klausener says best sums up the relationship he had with his mother. In his mother's native Honduras, lullabyes are traditionally sung by women, so Klausener recruited the heartbreaking vocals of Ohbijou's Casey Mecija, and the results are stunning.
The Acorn Lullabye (Mountain)
Glory Hope Mountain comes out September 25 on Paper Bag Records. Pre-order here and get a free poster.