Over the past few weeks NYC’s Mother Feather has been busy building hype around, and putting the finishing touches on, their upcoming sophomore LP, which is scheduled to be released sometime in 2018 via Metal Blade Records. The album is produced by Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Common, Imani Coppola, Alice Smith). With two new tracks being introduced quickly one after the other—“Trampoline” and “Egyptology,” respectively—hopefully it’ll be sooner rather than later in the year. Both new tracks were released with lyric videos which can be seen on the playlist below.
The lyric video for “Trampoline” was created by King Z (Dylan Bowman). “He made quite a first impression on me,” says Courtney. “It was his first NYC rock show ever and he was totally wild-eyed afterwards, a fireball of pure enthusiasm. I liked him right away. Dylan made the move to Brooklyn to attend art school at Pratt shortly thereafter and I’ve become a big fan of spectacularly psychedelic style, which is on full display in his webseries, ‘King Z.’ I was thrilled when he agreed to collaborate and lend his style to a lyric video for ‘Trampoline.'”
About the song “Egyptology,” Courtney explains, “I wrote ‘Egyptology’ after doing an archeological dig of my soul. It’s pure pop myth–if ancient Egypt looked like the Bowery in 1970’s NYC. It’s a story of rebirth into a supremely fabulous rock and roll afterlife.” Of the new lyric video, she says, “Isaiah King has been a trusted collaborator ever since we made the ‘Mother Feather’ video together. We knew he could build upon the amazing work he’d done with the ‘Egyptology’ single cover artwork, and he blew us away with the final result. It didn’t hurt that he’d taken a trip to Egypt a few years before and had sketchbooks full of incredible material to incorporate.”
Incidentally, both new tracks were featured in two different episodes of Showtime’s smash series Shameless Season 8.
Mother Feather released their self-titled album last year via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the group has garnered massive buzz for their unique brand of rock, vibrant Bowie-esque costumes and makeup, and enthralling live show. Having been featured on IFC.com, TeamCoco.com, and HuffingtonPost.com (who declared them as “a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands”), Mother Feather was also named “new band of the week” by Metal Hammer, and has received much play on Daniel P. Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1.