Small Mountain

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One could almost get sentimental when seeing the intensity of the sunlight coming through the window in the staircase of the WUK venue while Midlake set up for the session. The picture is shimmering in a warm yellow tint, with the sunbeams sometimes taking over completely, then again showing the silhouettes of the band. Summer is saying goodbye for this year, and this video might be a good reminder of beautiful mid-July days. The music of the Texas-based five-piece band, though, supports more the melancholic state of mind. The song they chose for our session, „Small Mountain“ from their deservedly acclaimed 2010-album „The Courage Of Others“, is singer Tim Smiths’ favourite of the new LP. „It was written about when I was in college and my parents lived on the top of this hill. I’d spend time up there and wait tables at my dad’s restaurant. It was just a good time for me, so it was nice to have a song that I can relate to it. I like the melody also, so that’s probably my favourite.“, he told Reverb Magazine, also saying that concert audiences didn’t really connect with that song at first. Hard to imagine, when you listen to the beautiful vocal harmonies in the Viennese sun.

  • Posted: September 12, 2010
  • Camera: Simon Brugner
  • Sound Recording: Simon Brugner
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Wolfgang Schellnast