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SONG PICK: Dream Wife – After The Rain (Video)

At glamglare, we have been fans of the music and live performances of British/Icelandic band Dream Wife ever since we saw them live during Iceland Airwaves 2016. They just released their excellent second full-length album (listen here) and while most tracks explode with energy, the closing track “After The Rain” strikes a different note. Singer Rakel Mjöll, known for her raucous speak-singing, turns to softer vocals as she candidly refers to a difficult situation from her own life.

SONG PICK: The Cuckoos – So Real, So Surreal (Video)

Austin-based psych-rockers The Cuckoos continue to release singles and videos simultaneously, with their new “So Real, So Surreal”. This latest installment is a beautifully woozy and summer-sensual song. What prompted the band to create a video featuring a blow-up doll? And how did they avoid to make this look all[…]

Miranda

SONG PICK: Mïrändä – Holiday

We probably all need a holiday from solving problems, bad news and general stress. In her latest song “Holiday” Mïrändä proposes taking some time off to fix a relationship, but in the end she leaves us doubtful if this is going to work. “Maybe we don’t need to talk at all,” she sings and that rather points to an attempt to simply gloss over real issues. Either way, the gentle guitar and her cheerful singing invites you to close your eyes and dream of a few days of joy far away from everything.

SONG PICK: Mildlife – Vapour

Some things luckily do not change, like analog synths still do sound as futuristic now as they did 50 years ago. They come with the promise of an exciting future ahead and lots of possibilities. A cosmic-tinged song like “Vapour” and its magnetic flute solo manages to envelop the listener[…]

SONG PICK: Boy Willows – I Love It When You Talk

“I Love It When You Talk” by Boy Willows is an uncompromisingly soft, smooth, and sensual single that instantly mesmerizes. The glorious track evokes images of golden sun rays dancing on rippling waves. It is beautiful! Landon Fleischman, the artist behind the moniker Boy Willows, says the following about his[…]

Ess See

SONG PICK: Ess See – Overdrive (Video)

There is this one moment when continuous romantic disappointment turns into new hope in its brightest colors. No matter on which side of this event you may be, the new song by Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sarah Cobb aka Ess See is the perfect anthem to lift you up. She produced this one herself and gave it a subtle, joyful retro-feel to the time when affairs of love were perceived simpler.

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: Alewya, Cusi Coyllur, Fenne Lily, NZCA LINES

Alewya – Sweating If the July weather does not get you sweating, this video by London-based singer, songwriter and producer Alewya will. The song is scorching hot and the visuals directed by Jack Bowden remind you what a night at the club looked like. Enjoy! Watch the video now:  […]

Notelle

Q&A with Notelle

Notelle is a musician and songwriter, deeply involved in the sprawling pop music scene in Nashville, TN. In 2018, she started releasing a series of singles under her own name, crafting her signature sound which is darker and heavier than most contemporary pop music. We wanted to know more about[…]