Review: Mother Mother’s ‘O My Heart’

Album cover of Mother Mothers O My Heart.

Last Gang Records

Album cover of Mother Mother’s “O My Heart”.

Kylie Hester, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Mother Mother is an Indie Rock band based in Quadra Island, British Columbia. They have recently gained popularity in the United States due to the highly successful app “Tik Tok”.

Their album, ‘O My Heart,’ just so happens to be one of my favorite albums of all time. 

Mother Mother’s sound isn’t only avant-garde, but it’s also very familiar and comfortable to me. They utilize multiple different musical techniques in order to create a sort of unsettling tone in their songs while simultaneously integrating bright sounds that make the listener feel a mixture of many different emotions. In their song, “Body”, they use shrill sounds from a fiddle and a frantic feeling beat in order to keep the listener on edge in a very entertaining way. 

To contrast their upbeat, bright sounds, their song “Ghosting” is a slower, more melancholy piece. The lyrics are from the point of view of a ghost who seems to be infatuated with the person they are haunting. Similar in substance to “Every Breath You Take” by The Police, the singer in both songs sings indirectly to someone who they love. I find songs with lyrics like these to be very interesting and they’re always very pretty. “Ghosting” is an amazingly pretty song that makes you feel just as in love as the metaphorical ghost. 

Mother Mother creates amazingly dark, yet simultaneously bright music with lyrics that have the listener thinking in depth. I highly recommend this album.