Maple Glader, a singer-songwriter based in Naarm/Melbourne, has announced she has signed to Partisan Records (Idles, Laura Marling, Fela Kuti) and Pieater. To celebrate this news, Maple Glider (aka Tori Ziestch) has shared the video for new single ‘Good Thing’ – a song about how it feels when you have to hurt someone you love by leaving them: ‘I wrote this song out of a place of defeat. I was really heartbroken at this point, and very confused. I like the feeling of my independence and I think I was afraid of putting energy into the wrong people. Sometimes we make decisions out of fear and sometimes it’s because we know that it is the best decision to make. Those lines can get very blurry.’
Slow, subtle and stirring, there’s an emotional power at the heart of this folk-inspired song as Maple Glider tenderly recalls a final, fateful meeting amidst restrained strums guitar: ‘I know you think I’m being cold but I can’t bear to look at you today. ‘Cause every single time I do, I fear it might be the last time that you’ll see me this way’. Shortly after, she quietly delivers a line with brutal, beautiful honesty: ‘I’ll say goodbye. Because I’d rather kill a good thing than wait for it to die, die, die’.