Founded back in 2016, the Montreal-based psych rock act Mort Rose has established a sound heavily influenced by and indebted to the sounds of the late 60s — but with a personal and modern touch. The band’s sophomore album Goodbye Cowboys is slated for a September 10, 2021 release, and the album reportedly finds the Montreal-based act further embracing all things psychedelia.
Earlier this year, I wrote about “Money,” a mid-tempo, trippy song featuring shimmering sitar, guitar, dreamily sung verses, multi-part harmonized choruses and rousingly anthemic hooks before a “Baba O’Rileyf” meets bluegrass coda. But underneath the tune-out and lift-off vibes, the song is a satirical take on money and cryptocurrency that says “invest all of your money into some crypto and forget the world’s problems. Get rich at all costs, y’all!”
Goodbye Cowboys’ latest single., the expansive, “On part au soleil,” is centered around dreamily sung verses and choruses, fuzzy power chord-driven riffage, soaring soloing and dreamily sung choruses and verses before closing out with a gentle fade out. While featuring esoteric lyrics, the song continues a run of 60s inspired psych rock meant to get the listener to tune out and lift off into the stratosphere. So sit back, close your eyes, vibe out, and soar above the unending shittitness of our world for a few minutes. Trust me, you’ll need it.
Much like its predecessor, the recently released video for “On part au soleil,” is a decidedly DIY affair that mixes childlike animation, playful superimpositions and cheap effects — all to a hallucinogenic effect.