Toronto’s Mav Karlo (the project of singer-songwriter, Menno Versteeg) has released a new single ‘Elevator’, b/w his take on the Weaves’ ‘Walkaway’. The singles were produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Amen Dunes, Beach House) with backing vocals from Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls.
‘Elevator’ is a frank and honest exploration of Menno’s own experiences dealing with mental health over the years. The track sees Menno’s yearning for some middle-ground (“Just doing alright, would be more than alright; not over the moon or stuck under the ice”).
Menno Vertseeg is the founder of Royal Mountain Records, the Canadian label home of Mac DeMarco, Alvvays, U.S. Girls, Orville Peck, Pottery and more. The label made the headlines last year for their excellent mental health initiative for their artists (which Pitchfork covered here).