Track Of The Week – Fletcher Gull – Hypothermia
This week’s A&A Track Of The Week is ‘Hypothermia’ by Fletcher Gull. Taken from his new EP ‘ Remember That You’re Gone’
Gull is a multi-faceted talent having immersed himself in penning and performing music since his primary years. Combined with a lust for literature and a fondness for following ideas down twisted rabbit holes, his music is at once arresting and deeply meditative. It’s no surprise, then that each track tells a multiplicity of stories, further establishing Gull as a prismatic source of psychedelic indie-pop.
‘Hypothermia’ finds transcendental beauty in the freezing climes of the Canadian Rockies amid shambolic, rollicking drums and plinking keys, meanwhile, ‘February’ wraps a tale of unrequited teenage love into a starkly moving piano ballad. ‘Eleven Dollars’ revisits an ancient long-distance relationship against the backdrop of religious fervour and programmed beats., whilst ‘Quicksand’, a song so personal that Gull won’t even discuss its origins, is a late-moment stunner, with aching melodies flanked by strings. Finally ‘Deciduo’ encapsulates the marvel of an everyday moment, reimagining a tree framed by a sinking sun as a technicoloured encounter with sublime beauty, featuring a melody that burrows itself into the brain and finds itself a home, shimmering with ethereal instrumentation.
“I’ve become a bit obsessed… really interesting, quirky, and he is just superb”- Abbie McCarthy (BBC Introducing/Radio 1)