The last time Mother Mother played in front of their home audience in Vancouver was back in September 2019. I was there: standing in the first row of the iconic Malkin Bowl in the pouring rain, dancing and crying and singing my heart out.
Seems like the only thing that stayed the same since then is the Vancouver rain; in fact, it definitely does not feel like a two-year-old memory. The pandemic has its own, tuned down, perception of time (and maybe space, as well)? The digital spaces became more prominent, and the months of being inside have taken their toll on all of us. “Inside” is also a smart name for Mother Mother’s most recent record that came out in July 2021. Short and simple, yet there is so much to it: it is not only about being inside physically but also looking inside yourself: Ryan Guldemond’s lyrics are always deep, introspective, and insightful.
To read the rest of the review, and to enjoy the unforgettable shots by Kelli Rothwell, please go to Lost In Concert.