MOUNT Combines Acoustic Elements and Silky Vocals on “Bend Before We Break”
written by Ariana Assaf
Maybe I’m just missing the good old days of Avicii/Aloe Blacc collabs, but the latest release by Austrian producer MOUNT has me feeling surprisingly nostalgic. Though it’s a relatively far cry from the country-meets-pop-meets-dance mashup of “Wake Me Up,” MOUNT’s “Bend Before We Break” follows a similar pattern of telling a story through song that pulls on heartstrings and gets feet dancing.
The lyrically driven deep house track came out today on Ultra and has already hit 15k streams on Soundcloud – no small feat considering Mount has only been on the scene for about two years now. In that short time he’s also appeared in Hype Machine’s top five four times, landed his first original track “Something Good” at #10 on Shazam’s UK chart, and has gotten shout outs from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1.