Modern life is almost routinely stressful – full of things to ‘do’ and responsibilities to uphold. The beauty of music in this context is its capacity to take on many different roles within this framing, and every now and again comes a tune that relaxes your bones, and brings a calming smile to your face. ‘Nonsense‘ by Tree House, the project of London based William Fortna is one such tune.
Based around a slowly oscillating electric piano riff, wispy electric drums and understated grooving bass the track has a continental feel. Fortna delivers his vocals in an almost Parisian drawl, the soft-focus psych here accompanied by trippy visuals juxtaposes shots of the natural world with grey LA cityscapes.
However beneath the airy, pastel sounds Fortna covers serious ground thematically, and “invites (his) audience to break through false limitations of mediocrity and embrace a brave post-capitalist future.” Perhaps the softest revolutionary nudge you can expect to hear this week, ‘Nonsense’ is a calming, addictive tune unveiling more layers of intrigue on each listen. It is being released as part of William Fortna’s ‘Into The Ocean’ EP, out via indie label Memorials of Distinction (home of the stellar Porridge Radio).
‘Nonsense’ is taken from the ‘Into the Ocean’ EP, which is out now and available to purchase here.