by Thomas Bedward February 13, 2022
The new single from Brooklyn electro-indie and dream-pop artist Glassio, 'Dynamites' taps into a feeling of loneliness, and a longing to be in touch with someone you are no longer able to see. He confides, "little did I know that in just a few short weeks I'd be dealing with the hardest loss of my life: losing my father and best friend to COVID pneumonia. The song slowly morphed more and more into a track about having an imaginary conversation with someone who is no longer with you, and your knowledge of their spirit and character being there to help you through things. It’s a very spiritual song to me, and helped me grieve that loss.”
Glassio has received acclaim from the likes of Consequence of Sound, NYLON and FADER among others and has over 12 million streams. The single is off of his upcoming full length album 'See You Shine' set for release May 18th this year.
Glassio’s debut single 'Try Much Harder' broke the Spotify Global Viral Charts in early 2016 (peaking at No. 9). A series of successful singles followed in 2017 and 2018, garnering over 5 million streams cumulatively on Spotify. The release of the singles 'Morning House', 'Daydream' and 'Back for More' brought Glassio to the top tier of up and coming electronic artists in NYC. They were soon opening for acts like Fujiya and Miyagi, Electric Youth and Miami Horror.
After the project became a solo effort in 2018, Sam R. released theAge of Experience EP, heralded by Mother Jones as "proof that electronic music and great storytelling are a perfect match." The EP has over 5 million streams across all platforms and features the song 'Back for More', featured on HBO’s 'Here & Now' show.
A debut album, 'For The Very Last Time', was released in July of 2020. It was subsequently named one of the best electronic releases from July 2020 by Bandcamp, and received praise from blogs like Consequence of Sound and Fader. The lead singles 'Nobody Stayed for the DJ' and 'A Million Doubts' both made it to No. 1 on Hype Machine. The first of the two scored popularity amongst some of Spain’s biggest DJs (Amable, Hal9000, Nacho Ruiz) and the second achieved over 1 million streams between Apple and Spotify within it’s first 6 months of release. Renowned music blog This Song Is Sick named it “an immaculate piece of art.” It features backing vocals from Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Daneshevskaya.
This year will see the release of his sophomore record 'See You Shine', a fourteen-song album that documents the exodus of a young adult out of a small town that shuns them for their beliefs and into the depths of the deserts of Arizona, looking for a new life in a distant city. The record also addresses themes of resilience in the face of grief and loss – brought on by the pandemic – and is dedicated to his late father. The album’s sound marries Glassio’s passion for French and British electronic music with singer-songwriter tropes akin to Jackson Browne, or Wilco.
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by Thomas Bedward May 24, 2022
by Thomas Bedward May 24, 2022
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