Time to face reality. Indie band Classic Water play with this concept on new single Heart To Move, the last single before their debut album Concrete Pleasures hits the digital shelves on March 12th. The video consists of footage of the band recording the song in a Swedish farmhouse-studio and shows the camaraderie, frustration and joy inherent in the recording process.
Heart To Move is the story of someone wrapped up in the stories he tells about himself, so much so that he is simply unable to tell the real from the unreal, the truth from the lie. When disaster strikes, the narrator is confronted by the gap between his yarn-spinning and the real world.
The songs of Classic Water bring to mind driving through dusty backroads of deserted villages, thinking back on what once was but will never be again. The surreal words of singer Tom Gerritsen are guided by stretches of intertwining melodies, alternated with brief bursts of rock and roll. In an earlier life, Tom released folk music as The T.S. Eliot Appreciation Society, playing over 180 shows in Europe. Seeing Classic Water perform live is a visceral experience. The debut album Concrete Pleasures was recorded and produced by Stacy Parrish (T Bone Burnett, Alison Krauss & Robert Plant) in a 14th century farmhouse in Sweden.
The band is named after a David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains) poem.