My Father’s Son keeps the home fires burning in his new video for the single Dust to Rust — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
The warm nostalgic second single from the Montreal folksinger and songwriter’s much-awaited sophomore album The Greatest Thaw, the intimate film follows MFS main man Mark Kulmala (and his faithful feline friends) from morning coffee to mid-afternoon chores and on to an evening of music.
A heartfelt tale of home and family, Dust To Rust typifies Kulmala’s ability to meld intricate lyrics with the richness of simplified, acoustic sound. The singer-songwriter released his first album Heart of Wood in the fall of 2016. Its themes of fleeting innocence, love lost and found, determination, and the simple beauty of the landscape resonated with listeners.
Having played in a variety of bands and genres over the years, Kulmala has honed his craft to deliver a pared-down amalgam of lived experiences — both personal and musical — in his emotionally complex but subdued, reflective songs. An air of storytelling colours his music with sentimental and wholly relatable verses that immerse the audience in the beauty of shared experiences.
Due June 5, The Greatest Thaw was recorded with Paul Pfisterer (The Beauties, Laser, Rhye) at Freckles Farm Studio in Chatsworth, Ont. The album features Broken Social Scene’s Lisa Lobsinger and was mixed by Dean Nelson, who previously worked as Beck’s day-to-day audio engineer. Broken Social Scene and Stars FOH engineer Marty Kinack mastered the record.