Today, London alt-pop project Belle Mt. shares the transcendent “This Kind of Heavy” via Bee & El Records/Warner Records. Powered by pensive keys and Matt Belmont’s expressive voice, the single alternately simmers and soars.
The rousing melody at the heart of “This Kind of Heavy” compliments Belmont’s poetic lyrics, which circle the weighty possibility we may all just be on our own in this universe. The lush arrangement evokes both that sense of personal isolation and the imposing vastness of the cosmos, as it blossoms from gentle solo piano into a cinematic full-band crescendo. “It’s becoming oh so clear that we are on our own out here,” he sings during the dreamy finish.
“This song came at a dark time for me,” says Belmont, “after the loss of a friend had been dominating my thoughts for more than a year. I made other attempts to get my feelings out in song, but without ever feeling quite ready to live up to the gravity of the moment. I wanted a song that could help heal me, but in a way that would leave it open for interpretation by those who connected with it so they can apply it to their own life situation. It’s so cathartic to make something tangible out of the seeking you do in those times. ‘This Kind of Heavy’ was written in 2019, but honestly feels like the most 2020 song possible. Unapologetically heavy.”
Listen to “This Kind of Heavy” here and stay on the lookout for more from Belle Mt. soon.