Recently, Gilden Tunador of the band Figg gave Treble Zine an intimate look into the lyrical inspiration behind “Bundleweed Motherwort,” a standout track on their self-titled debut LP. “The lyrics were inspired in part,” she says, “by N.C. Wyeth’s painting ‘The Giant,’ which is of Wyeth’s children and his pupil, William Engle, playing on the beach, staring at clouds in the shape of a giant. The painting was commissioned as a memorial to Engle, who had planned to paint a similar image but died before he could, and so Wyeth fulfilled his vision for him. I’ve always found the image and story behind the painting striking and remembered it when I was working on the ‘Bungleweed Motherwort’ video and struggling with a long-buried grief of my mother’s death which resurged when I became a mother myself, during the making of this album.”
Treble has the premiere of the video for “Bungleweed Motherwort,” which Tunador says is a nod to the visual tones on the cover of My Bloody Valentine‘s Loveless LP. See it here.