Waterfall Strainer is timid rock based in Brooklyn, NY, written by Nick Stola—with the help of collaborators Sophie Mullens and Max Reid. Their debut album “Carry It” is about recognizing your inner child while continuing to grow as an individual. In other words, it’s about how the past shapes you. Recorded entirely by the band in their apartment, it has an intimate feel; appropriate for introspective commutes.
Today’s first take on the record, “Snow Day” takes on the essence the band has come to be known for with their minimalistic approach to music and haunting vocals that gets under your skin.
About the song, Nick comments:
This is one of those songs that started out as a few keyboard chords looped, and a weird synth noise I made. Then it sat for a while, and I totally forgot about it. Believe it or not it was actually written during a snow storm, so I called the file Snow Day. After rediscovering it months later I opened the file not knowing what to expect, but was pleased with how simple it was. So I started kind of ad-libbing some lyrics that came to mind, and recorded the vocals straight in without writing them down. It ended up being about old friends, and moments with them that I still replay in my mind. I thought this was suiting for the kind of things you think about on a Snow Day. When there’s no pressure to move things forward you tend to look backward.
Special thanks to Jesse Mangum at The Glow studio down in Athens Georgia for mastering. Carry It will be available to stream everywhere on March 1st.