Sounds of Saving, in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, has released a new episode of its “Song That Found Me At The Right Time” series. SoS sat down with Brooklyn band Geese and discussed Nick Drake’s “Place To Be” and how that song was instrumental in their journey to mental health.
SoS says: “Geese has captured our attention since their singles were released in the middle of last year. The a-sides teased what would go on to be one of the best indie rock albums of the year and surprisingly most mature. and the most exciting of 2021, Projector. After getting to know the band, it’s hard to believe they were in high school when they recorded much of the album. This band is lively, energetic and mentally aware From meditation and breathwork to medication and therapy, the band takes advantage of music but also taps into many other helpful tactics to stay mentally healthy. It’s reassuring to see this in such a young group of New Yorkers.
Geese share, “The most important thing about mental health is really talking about it. It’s really hard, you know, because those conversations are almost never fun. Forming a unit and a little family, you know, especially when it feels like a lot of things are happening and there’s a lot of scenery changes and a lot of new things and new people. That’s something you honestly need.
May was Mental Health Awareness Month and to draw attention to the cause, SoS shared two episodes of “Song That Found Me At The Right Time.” They sat down with Thao to discuss Bjork’s “human behavior,” followed by an episode featuring Xenia Rubinos on Nai Palm’s (Hiatus Kaiyote) song “Homebody.”
Sounds of Saving created the in 2019 to help promote honest and intimate conversations about mental health. They focus on the impact of music of all genres on human connection, dealing with difficult times, and maintaining mental well-being. For every person who dies by suicide, 316 people seriously think about suicide but continue to live their lives. These are untold stories that need to be shared. During the pandemic, approximately 1 in 4 young adults have had suicidal thoughts.
SoS has shared nearly 20 videos for his “Song that Found Me At The Right Time” series, including conversations with Allison Russell, Sharon Van Etten and Bartees Strange and they caught the attention of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, AV Club , Uproxx, and others.
Brooklyn 5-piece Geese is a band that begins and ends in Brooklyn, as a project among friends to build a home studio in a basement. Their album Projector was born from the same ambition: to make music by any means necessary. The nine songs on the album merge all the restless anxiety and pent up frustration of trying to figure out life at 18 with an immediacy and release from the sound barrier.
Equal parts headphones and dance floor. Curiously foreign, but strangely familiar. The album was written, produced and recorded by Geese during their junior and senior years of high school in their home studio (a space they lovingly dub “The Nest”). Vocalist Cameron Winter wrote each song, then band-guitarist Gus Green, guitarist Foster Hudson, bassist Dominic DiGesu and drummer Max Bassin learned, practiced and recorded between the end of school and their hard 22-year hiatus. hours when (in New York fashion) the neighbors began to complain.
Watch the new music video here: