Paul Plut grew up in the Styrian Alps, right next to the hillside. “When I walked outside I saw nothing but mountains”, he remembers. What may attract some as a picture-perfect traditional alpine idyll can also be limiting and burdensome. Paul Plut eventually left his hometown and now lives in Vienna, where he crafts songs of powerful intensity with minimalistic arrangements, a deep, dead-serious voice, and lyrics about religion, landscape and death. As the son of a protestant theologian Paul likes to investigate and question the foundations of religion in his songs. To play them live he often goes right where belief becomes manifest: in churches, where Paul Plut’s words resound from century-old walls.