You can also watch Belle Mt. performing Hollow live for a Mahogany Session on YouTube now.
A dark tale of a woman unable to let love in, Hollow flows with sweeping strings, delicate melodies and lead singer Matt Belmont’s soaring vocals. Exuding a cinematic, evocative power and rich layers, it’s an epic ballad with lyrics that echo the emotive storytelling charm of Leonard Cohen. Of the track and its protagonist, Belle Mt. explain: “There’s the impression of a fork in the road for this woman and ultimately she takes the tragic path, as she can’t accept the intimacy or love that this man is committed to giving…”
The concept of Belle Mt. was created during a period of Belmont’s withdrawal from public performances. During this time, he dedicated his time to introspective songwriting development, creating the basis of a sound which would eventually find its way into the hands of Nashville-based, Grammy Award winning producer Femke Weidema. The musical connection between the pair has resulted in a unique writing and production style, evident in the layered ambience and depth of this ethereal new single.
Now, having packed out a Nashville industry showcase at The Basement, as well as playing a Sofar Soundsset at London’s Amnesty International HQ this summer, Belle Mt. are ready to grace your ears with the rousing splendour of Hollow.
Hollow is out now via LV Music and is available to stream on Spotify.