Song Pick of the Day




SONG PICK: Nation of Language – The Wall & I

Take the hypnotizing energy of LCD Soundsystem and the pop-anthem allure of The Temper Trap, add a heavy dose of 80s synth-pop inspiration and you get an idea for the kind of sound Brooklyn-based three-piece Nation of Language might make. Their newest single “The Wall & I” is the last[…]

I See Rivers

SONG PICK: I See Rivers – How

I See Rivers is the trio of three women, Eline, Gøril and Lili, from Norway who met at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. That for sure sounds like a promising start to a music career. Case in point: their latest song “How”, a glittering synth pop piece with enchanting vocal harmonies that draw you gently into a mythological world.

SONG PICK: Yard Arms – Mantra

Who isn’t looking for comfort and joy these days? For a little something to hold on to, to remind us that life is good and full of surprises. “Mantra”, the new single by Bristol-based alt-pop duo Yard Arms, can be taken quite literally as the gorgeous track can function as[…]

I Am Snow Angel

SONG PICK: I Am Snow Angel – Tower Of Song

While at glamglare we usually prefer original music, we are also long-time fans of Julie Kathryn aka I Am Snow Angel and if covers are all we get from her for the time being, we have to make an exception. “Tower Of Song” is a beautiful song from Leonard Cohen’s 1988 album “I’m Your Man” about life as songwriter and Julie quotes it as a deep inspiration. Her production has a more acoustic touch than past work, but this is still this unique I Am Snow Angel feel to it.

SONG PICK: Ludic – Love Me Like

“Love Me Like”, the new single by art-pop trio Ludic is as joyful as it is irresistible. This is feel-good music that pushes even the darkest clouds aside to make room for a little sunshine to breakthrough and dance to. While “Love Me Like” is not all roses lyrically, it[…]

Margo Sanda

SONG PICK: Margo Sanda – Aspettami

There is much good music coming from Italy, but all artists we featured so far prefer to sing in English. That’s why I’m particularly excited to present North Italian, Berlin-based singer, songwriter and producer Margo Sanda, who just released her second EP “La Stanza Verde” (The Green Room) with five tracks sung in Italian. The language alone makes for a delightful listening experience, even if you don’t understand it. But there is far more to discover in Margo’s music: the songs spread out like a garden of wildflowers – beautifully harmonic from the distance, but full of life and surprising details. Margo used field recording and played an array of different instruments for her delicate productions.

SONG PICK: Caro – When All My Friends Move Away

When singer/songwriter and producer Caro rhymes “All my friends move away, leaving me for LA” then it profoundly resonates with me because this can be taken literally: some lovely friends of mine have exchanged New York with Los Angeles (it is not just all about the weather, is it?) but others even[…]

The Familiar

SONG PICK: The Familiar – Control

The control you you have over your life and the forces that take it from you are the topic of the new song by duo The Familiar – a transatlantic collaboration between Ruth Mirsky and Mads Martinsen. Both have roots in Norway and this reflects in their dark, melodic synth pop songs. You can find two more, similar excellent tracks on their latest EP, also called “Control”.

SONG PICK: Golan – Anima (Video)

The ambient flow of “Anima” is soothing and comforting, yet at the same time also highly hypnotic as the new track by Golan draws the listener immediately in. Golan are a Romanian electronic three-piece, coming from different backgrounds and skills. From what we have learned about them, their live shows[…]

Ria Carval

SONG PICK: Ria Carval – Reflections

19 year-old musician Ria Carval has embarked on the path to pop stardom on her own terms: she moved from Cali, Columbia to Albany, NY to study the music business and takes full control of writing and producing her music. Ria’s latest song “Reflections” is a catchy but soothing pop ballad about star-crossed lovers that feels consistent with the mission to be force of good in the lives of her listeners.