Ambleside – Dear Mother (Track Of The Day, 10th September)

Those melodic hardcore superstars from Adelaide Ambleside have released something very cool for fans of their EP Shape Me (as well as fans of good music).

Their track “Dear Mother” is fifth on Shape Me and is a vulnerable and emotional track that is an open letter from Dan to his mother.

In our interview with Ambleside, I asked the guys if the ever felt uncomfortable given the real emotions that they share in the lyrics on Shape Me. Dan shared that it was definitely something the guys of the band had felt, stating that for all of them Ambleside is used as a huge emotional release.

Dan continues: “A lot of the lyrical content on Shape Me tend to be touchy subjects for me. Often times it’s very confronting and I feel super vulnerable sharing what I do. But at the same time it’s relieving to get off of my chest. “

On “Dear Mother” Dan shared that it “is definitely the most personal track off of the release for me. It’s a song I was always afraid of showing the rest of the band let alone the rest of the world. The music to this track was actually crafted around the lyrical content and I’m glad we were able to portray it the way that we achieved.”

Ambleside together with Crystal Arrow Films recorded a live session version of “Dear Mother” capturing even more depth of emotion and dynamic changes across the track than the recorded version on the EP. It’s a powerful rendition and so beautiful.

Watch and enjoy. Can’t wait to hear more from the Ambleside camp.


Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it. [Loved the read? Shout Kel a latte.]

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