I Am The Mountain is everywhere, from bars and cafes to caught-in-your-brain as you try and fall asleep. Beginning as a folk project of singer-songwriter Colton O’Reilly, the late-night campfire soul songs that once whispered between the pines in Kananaskis have echoed through almost every music-friendly space in Calgary.
The indie-rockers kicked off 2022 with a brand new single ‘Overthinking Conversations’ released on January 21st. ‘Overthinking Conversations’ depicts the story of two young hearts and the growth that follows a breakup. The video, directed by Finn Westbury, was filmed in Calgary at various locations and local businesses, with the desire to feature “the beautiful city we live in”.
Jesse Aaron Shire from I Am The Mountain
I joined the band in 2015 when Colton met me late one night on the streets while I was wearing nothing but my underwear. He asked if I play Bass, and the rest was history.
# of Albums:
2 EPs, multiple singles and a full-length on the way.
We’re Here For Each Other
Favourite musician growing up:
Favourite musician now:
Guilty pleasure song:
Karma Chameleon by Culture Club
Favourite local musician:
EP or LP?
Early bird or night owl?
Road or studio?
Any shows or albums coming up?
Single/Video Release Show on January 22 at the Globe Cinema.
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Calgary Qs
Favourite local restaurant:
Favourite street in your city:
17th Ave SW because despite the chaos it feels the most alive. I wish more of the city were like it.
Favourite park in your city:
Prince’s Island because it hosts a lot of festivals and is a great inner-city escape that acts as a conduit to a lot of great neighbourhoods
Favourite music venue in your city:
Palace Theater because it’s where all the mid-sized acts play and is the only real venue of its type in the city,
Favourite music store in your city:
Recordland. Absolute GOAT.