Recalling the unruly feedback of Jesus & Mary Chain and Big Black, ‘Mirror Song’ is otherwise a melodic rollercoaster – a tour de force of Elliott Smith-inspired chord changes, backed by an orchestra performing on shards of glass.
Burning House have had a busy few years, opening for music legends Wire, among others, after earning the appreciation of Colin Newman. The trio’s euphoric sound has also led to playing all over the south coast with the likes of Moon Duo, Shonen Knife, Is Bliss and Kagoule.
“Lyrically I was inspired by Jorge Luis Borges, in particular ‘labyrinths”, The Mirror stage in Psychology and the poetic cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky. All these components served as a scaffold to the final product, both aesthetically and lyrically,” says Aaron Mills.
“Mirror Song is about reflections, the reflections we make and ones we actively seek. Our secret and emergent energies that dictate motives realised only posthumously.”
MIRROR SONG CREDITS
Recorded at Valley Studios, Winchester
Engineered by Ben Startup and Tali Trow
Mixed and Mastered by Peter Fletcher at First Love Studios
Music and words by Aaron Mills
Performed by Burning House
Aaron Mills: Vocals, Guitars, Samples
Patrick White: Bass
Ash Babb: Drums
‘Mirror Song’ cover artwork by Sarah Jean Adler
Photography by George Evans
Video produced and directed by Callum Scott-Dyson CSD Videography