No arts and crafts needed for Close Talker’s latest single, Papier-mâché


Canadian indie-rock trio, Close Talker, details the necessity of both self and relationship reflection in their latest single, “Papier-mâché”. The song begins with a deep, rhythmic guitar and bright backing chords. Touching on growing up and getting older, with lyrics “30 hit me square in the face // But I still can’t seem to get out my way.” The first verse self-reflects followed by the same rhythm guitar from the intro. We move quickly to the relationship in the second verse, “Yeah, you’re moving up // Is it enough?” the song asks while continuing to describe the crumbling nature of the relationship. The song’s however, relaxed nature and effortless listening style allows for some of the messages to go unnoticed, forcing the listener to tune in to hear the complete narrative while allowing them to also tune out to just enjoy the sonics. 

Close Talker consists of childhood friends Will Quiring, Christopher Morien, and Matthew Kopperud from Saskatoon, Canada. A project for over a decade, the band is laser-focused on creating “music that is timeless,” according to their biography. Their most recent album How Do We Stay Here is a sixteen-track album that came out in 2020, with “Papier-mâché” being their most recent release. 

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Shauna Hilferty
Shauna Hilferty
Concert going, coffee drinking photographer and writer. Never not holding a film camera. Never not in NYC.

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