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SONG PICK: Valetta – Irregular Low

At home in Manchester, Valetta just released the bold, beautiful and superbly original “Irregular Low”. The magnificent track simmers and swirls, and intensifies, before it dances into a grandiose finale. This is not the work of a newcomer band but clearly the creative output of very skilled musicians, who know[…]

SONG PICK: Todavía – Euclid

Todovía is the project of singer, composer and producer Rhyan Riesgo from Los Angeles. They just released a new album “Orange Feint of Sky” with 11 dreamy, cinematic synth pop songs. “Our intention is to break your heart,” Todovîa states and they may well succeed when you give in and let yourself sink into those sweeping soundscapes.

SONG PICK: CAAMP – Officer of Love (video)

Following the release of the glorious “Fall, Fall, Fall”, a song about change and all that must change, especially racial and environmental injustices, CAAMP come out with “Officer of Love”. This time, the Ohio-based trio goes for a romantic and a catchy, feel-good vibe. The groovy track is now out via[…]

in earnest

in earnest EP track by track

Today, the English indie rock trio in earnest releases their self-titled debut EP with six personal, moving tracks. The EP was recorded in a converted barn in single takes, which leads to a organic, honest sound. Don’t think quiet acoustic though: the band goes all out on instrumentation and the songs come with quite an emotional build. Sarah and Thomas, who take turns on vocals, were so kind to give us the background of each of the six tracks.

Skyler Cocco

SONG PICK: Skyler Cocco – The Drive

“The Drive” is about the healing effects of a long drive (or walk for that matter), when the world passes by and one has the time and space to reflect and make important decision. In this case the story went apparently well for Skyler Cocco as she maintains an upbeat, bright vibe throughout the song. The New York-based singer/songwriter creates all music herself and that certainly helps to get the elegant production just right without trendy bells and whistles.

I See Rivers

Q&A with I See Rivers

I See Rivers is the trio of Eline (keys, vocals, percussion), Gøril (guitar, vocals, drum pad), and Lill (drums, vocals) from Norway, who met in Liverpool and are spending now much of their time in Wales. They have just released their debut album “Deep & Rolling Green,” a diverse collection of 16 songs that make it hard to put them into a specific genre.

Read our Q&A with I See Rivers here:

Ella Grace

SONG PICK: Ella Grace – Pieces (Video)

“Pieces” is one of those songs that put you instantly into a relaxed mood and you wish that London-based singer/songwriter Ella Grace would go on forever with her gentle reflections about a relationship she cannot let go. While inspired by a breakup, neither the song nor the beautiful visuals focus on the hardship, but rather explore the resulting feelings with curiosity.

SONG PICK: Amelie Patterson – Let Your Trouble Go

“Let Your Trouble Go” is the new single by Canadian singer/songwriter Amelie Patterson and it is a sweet, mellow track with sparkling sprinkles of hope. While the verse is kept pensive and dulcet, the chorus goes all-in with a beautiful catchiness that makes us want to chime in and feel[…]

Flor and the Sea

SONG PICK: Flor and The Sea – A Candid Lie (Video)

We always love to present music from our former home town of Munich. Founded originally as a five-piece in 2015, Flor and the Sea is now reduced to the duo of Singer Chaem and guitarist/keyboarder Marc Aretz. Together they create grand cinematic pop songs that let Chaem’s gentle vocals float above many layers of sound. Today, Flor and the Sea released “A Candid Lie,” the latest single from their upcoming EP “Kings & Queens,” due out November 6.

River Hooks

Q&A with River Hooks

Music is a collaborative art form, but here at glamglare, we have a special appreciation for artists who keep complete control over their songs. Even more so when it comes to electronic pop music, with its blurry line between songwriting and production, where songs can sometimes feel disjointed. Today, we are happy to feature New York-based singer, songwriter, and producer River Hooks, a musician who can do it all. Listen to River’s latest single “Mountains” below, then read on about her inspirations, her creative process, and her big plans for the future.

Kris Angelis

SONG PICK: Kris Angelis – My Quiet

Something has happened, but L.A. based singer/songwriter Kris Angelis has come to terms with it. “I’m just trying to get back to you,” she sings in her new song “My Quiet,” a heartwarming piece about accepting that there is never only sunshine in love and that a relationship only works when you can overcome the bad moments.

SONG PICK: Vases – Postwar Fiction

Vases is the moniker of Los Angeles-based musician and visual artist Ty Baron, who creates shoegaze influenced dream pop with provocative, intelligent lyrics. “Postwar Fiction” is the first single from Vases’ upcoming album titled “Pure Plastic Art!”, scheduled to drop next year. It is produced and engineered by Omar Yakar (War[…]