“Dinah” is taken from Maple Glider‘s I Get Into Trouble, out October 13 via Pieater/Partisan Records.
Back in 2021, Maple Glider was singing about her restrictive and traditional religious upbringing in her gorgeous debut album To Enjoy is the Only Thing. Today, the singer-songwriter – real name Tori Zietsch – explores once again this topic in her new single “Dinah”. “I’ve been in the church but the church is in my skirt,” she repeats in this song inspired by a biblical tale, which addresses the hypocrisy and double standards of the patriarcal institution.
“For me, “Dinah” is the scariest thing I’ve ever put out,” she explains. “It’s probably the most pop feeling song I’ve released, but it’s really quite an angry song. I have felt incredibly disturbed and frustrated and sad in the process of writing and putting it together.”
Alongside the track, Zietsch also shared a colorful video, that she co-directed with Bridgette Winten. “Dinah”, as well as previously released single “Don’t Kiss Me”, will be featured on her sophomore album I Get Into Trouble.
“These songs have been no easy feat, but I’m ready as all hell for you to hear them. Hope you can hold them with tenderness and self-care,” she details. “This album feels more like an opening up because there are things I wasn’t feeling ready to publicly share through songs, but now I finally feel ready.” And we’re also ready to hear them.
Watch the video below, and pre-oder the LP via Bandcamp.