Named in homage to a birth year, the album from which “Grey Gull” is taken (Bicentennial Blue) is a candid and honest reflection on the personal shortcomings, readjustments of expectations and dreams, and the losses of relationships through disappointment, distance and death, that one acquires with age. Through the collaboration with producer/multi-intrumentalist, Riley McMahon (Spottiswoode & His Enemies), Great Father manages to incorporate the standard indie-folk band instrumentation into a darker, more atmospheric, and more haunting presentation than typically found in the genre.
Bicentennial Blue has a decidedly overcast aesthetic, wrapped in the warm tones of nostalgia for the ’70s a la Tobias Jesso Jr., and delivered from a perspective of someone who lives with loss close at hand.
Release date: September 29th, 2015
Limited Edition Vinyl / Digital
(video shot and edited by Jeffrey Sierputowski)
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