Solo artist Tori Zietsch, aka Maple Glider, embodies her musical passion with her debut LP, To Enjoy is the Only Thing. The Melbourne singer-songwriter only started releasing music last year with her track “As Tradition.”
But she has since attracted over 100,000 fans from around the world. With already over 500,000 streams on her recent single “Good Thing,” this collection of songs is bound to follow.
To Enjoy is the Only Thing
The 9-track album takes us on an introspective adventure that is tender yet mildly somber. Maple Glider describes the project as a mosaic of moments in her life, from the “unremarkable to life-altering.”
Walking past tinsel covered trees in mid-September, swimming along the Calanques in the south of France, car-bonnet frost, darkness at 4pm, lightness until 10pm, a muted feeling, the perpetual grey fog that swallows the Silver Coast, the colour red, this ugly green dress, red wine, red blood, red lips, red is the colour of the cardinal’s robe, Switzerland, my mother’s diaries, a coroner’s report, the sun on my face, the end of love.Maple Glider about her debut LP, To Enjoy is The Only Thing
She tells us those stories, intimately and always with feeling.
Notably, the song “Friend” came out just this week, as the last single in anticipation of the album. It was released with a video that beautifully supports the humble eccentricity of Maple Glider’s world. Intertwined with unexpected outfits and decors, both lyrics and visuals delve deeper into our humanity.
Claiming it to be one of her most personal pieces, it is a song that was a long time coming for the singer. And indeed, when that endlessly lingering thought in the artist’s mind is finally brought to life, it is a feeling difficult to describe.
Vision and emotion in To Enjoy is the Only Thing
With a distinct artistic vision, Maple Glider welcomes us in an environment that is dreamy, nostalgic, and vulnerable. The homogeneity between songs across the album allows for losing track of time while listening from top to bottom. Her soothing head voice never lets go of its depth and will thus hit you right in the chest.
Unafraid of silence, the same way she dares to go big, the album’s instrumentation builds and mellows where each track needs it most. From plucked acoustic guitar, to full orchestration, the singer-songwriter’s words shine through systematically. And, at that, they are words you do not want to miss.
With titles bound to awaken your curiosity, To Enjoy Is The Only Thing is a humbling moment to spend with yourself, whether on a long drive, walk, or under the night sky.
As of today, stream Maple Glider’s debut LP: To Enjoy is The Only Thing.
Close your eyes, take it in, and enjoy.