Burn The Mountain is a power trio from Johannesburg South Africa. A mission statement? A rallying cry? Or mankind’s futile struggle against the permanent? You decide.
With live shows like a white-knuckled trip down the rapids, Burn The Mountain is about real music and real connection. No backtracks, no bull. Not ever.
Today sees the release of the band’s new single “Runaway”, their first for Mongrel Records. A self-produced escape from the mad times we live in. Driving basslines, pummeling drums and soaring vocals, the track was recorded entirely DIY with the final polish applied by Ryno Zeelie.
Burn The Mountain vocalist and guitarist Thomas Selmer-Olsen comments on “Runaway”
“Runaway has been a lot of firsts for us. First self-produced track, first music video, first proper release. It came out of the frustration of the second wave. And what started as a 7-minute-long jam went through tempo shifts, key changes, ruthless trimming of fat and a decision to incorporate some of our more diverse influences.”
“There’s synth bass, EDM in the bridge, industrial snare and exploring more of my vocal range. It signals a step forward for Burn The Mountain and we are beyond excited as to where it is leading us.”
The video was filmed on location in Johannesburg with almost no crew and directed by Kyle Kemink. One band, a couple of stack amps and an empty warehouse to fill with music.
You can download / stream “Runaway” HERE.
This track is just what the rock ‘n roll doctor ordered on the 2nd last Friday of November 2021! I’m curious to hear what Burn The Mountain is going to throw our way in the near future.
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