Music has always been a vital conduit that connects our deepest fears with a way to find solace and community. With their debut single, “Mountains,” Cult Of Venus emerges steeped in the same sentiment. The singular voice of a horn intros the song, capturing attention in an almost unsettling way. It alone sets the tone, and each layer added—the clear vocals, melancholic synth, and interpolated electronic effects—builds upon the pensive nature of the track.
The song itself is a testament to the tumultuous tension of holding our breaths to see what is destroyed next. When will we reach the final exhale before smoke fills our lungs? Cult Of Venus believes it’s sooner than later, singing, “sickness in the system/ there ain’t no saving me.” Nonetheless, with performances at the women’s march in New York City and in all-female prisons, it seems like they haven’t given up hope yet. With a successful start there, a foundation built in reform may just be stronger than a mountain.
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