Just Mustard’s new single comes ahead of the release of their second album, heart under, which should drop this Friday.
Five Irish musicians Just Mustard are back with the third single ahead of their forthcoming album – a hauntingly hauntingly experimental track called ‘Seed’.
Beginning with obscured, blurry noise and fading into cool ambient vocals, “Seed” sits on the border between Just Mustards brand of indie-rock and concrete music; an ever-present, throbbing reverb in and out of the avant-garde rhythm section. Vocalist Katie Ball’s voice hovers like a ghost above the noise, floating in and out of heavy instrumentals with carefree ease. It’s noise-rock for a new era – simultaneously at home in a crowded basement or inserted into the blade runner soundtrack, a strange ode to the avant-garde philosophy of Just Mustard.
“With a lot of electronics and noise, I was listening to a lot of music with bowed instruments,” guitarist Mete Kalyon said of the track.
“I had finished reading The rest is just noise by Alex Ross around the time we started writing and I was revisiting a lot of 20th century composers that I had first discovered watching Kubrick’s films, like Krzysztof Penderecki… Rising tempo hits in the beginning of “Seed” were inspired by the rising and falling xylophone in Béla Bartók’s “Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta.”
“Seed” follows previous releases “Still”, “I Am You” and “Mirrors”, coming as the third single from the band’s upcoming album. Heart under. The album is out this Friday (May 27), via Partisan Records. It was recorded at Attica Studios in Donegal and jointly produced by the band and David Welch – who added Just Mustard to his list of collaborations alongside Frank Ocean, Let’s Eat Grandma and FKA twigs.
Check out Just Mustard’s new single, “Seed”, below: