For fans of Patrick Tape Fleming, they will hear all of what he does on “Tru Love Waits”. Self-described as “multi-dimensional,” “positively celestial,” and “a shape-shifting pastiche of blissful melodies, heavenly harmonies, female background vocals, and orchestral flourishes,” the Des Moines, Iowa native goes above and beyond these descriptions to the fullest with his most recent release. “Tru Love Waits” comes off Fleming’s project Gloom Balloon’s upcoming release Bergman Uses Bach To Get His Point Across, I Feel Like I Have Chosen Rock But At What A Cost, and today, Gloom Balloon has dropped the lyric video for the song.
“Tru Love Waits” features what feels like a church choir preaching its only lines, “Don’t you ever say goodbye. Don’t you make your baby cry. True love waits, it never dies.”
Tape Fleming lists no less than 32 instruments attributed to himself (including Static Electricity, Box of Bulbs, and of course, Balloons) in the album’s liner notes, before going on to rattle off another 22 participants in this recording. At a time when we as a people are isolated, and artists are making recordings that reflect isolation, Gloom Balloon’s latest sounds communal, and that’s needed.
Bergman, the follow-up to 2017’s Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom, Underneath the Stars and the Moon, arrives unexpectedly for Tape Fleming. At the time of that album’s release, he told the Des Moines Register that he would likely be stepping away from music to concentrate on family life.
Bergman Uses Bach To Get His Point Across, I Feel Like I Have Chosen Rock But At What A Cost, the third album by Gloom Balloon, is out Sept. 25th, 2020 on Grand Phony.