Electro dream-pop artist Glassio has simply launched his new energetic and radiating dance single and video for “Magazines.” Conceived after going via a tumultuous time and struggling an excellent loss, the anthem was created as an outlet for Glassio to precise his feelings in a optimistic mild whereas sending out a message of self-love to his listeners.
The artist, who’s greatest identified for his experimental fusion of genres throughout the board, additionally enlisted Dave Rublin of American Authors to collaborate on the observe which provides to the music’s distinctive layers. Glassio confides: “I made this music to assist me rise up and off the bed via a tough patch within the Summer time of 2020. 6 months later, I went via a really sudden life change. I misplaced my father to COVID. The music and the complete album had been each midway completed when he handed. My dad beloved the way it sounded and beckoned me to complete it -along with the remainder of the songs on the album- in the previous couple of weeks of his life.” He goes on so as to add: “A couple of months later, I introduced it to my buddy Dave Rublin of American Authors and we each simply started dancing to it once I performed him the model I had made. We determined to complete it collectively. Engaged on ending the music introduced me lots of a lot wanted serotonin and adrenaline via that preliminary interval of grief. I’ll all the time keep in mind this music for serving to me via that.” Shimmering, hopeful and dance-floor prepared, PopWrapped caught up with Glassio to speak about his new single and video and the experiences that helped form his vibrant file.
How’d you give you the title Glassio? Is there any specific that means behind it?
Again when Glassio began in late 2015, the mission was a duo. My companion and I had been desperately looking for a reputation to interchange ‘astronaughty’ as our debut single had simply come out and had confirmed up on one other artist’s Spotify profile with that very same title. So, we camped out at mine for the night time, pondering up concepts. In some unspecified time in the future I keep in mind simply saying the phrase ‘Glassio’ and each of us being into it. I used to be picturing a Casio keyboard constituted of glass – pondering that will be a cool on-stage instrument sometime. I feel the music has advanced to sound just like the title fairly effectively, unintentionally. I’m impressed by making use of glassy/shiny synths to the manufacturing and I feel that’s a typical denominator all through all my releases, no matter the place I’ve gone with the music genre-wise.
Inform me a bit about your new single “Magazines.” What was the song-writing/inventive course of like?
Summer time of 2020, I used to be engaged on a sequencer sample on my ARP 2600 synthesizer for a canopy of Freddie Mercury’s “Dwelling On My Personal” I used to be producing for a web based session. I had this melody in my head one morning instantly after waking up that felt very pure/ established. I heard it as a rustic music in my head and thought it might be fascinating to understand it on the ARP with this acid-house-inspired synth line. I used to be spending a lot of the summer time mainly solely listening to Phuture/DJ Pierre and Glen Campbell, for some motive. I even put collectively a playlist of the 2 artists as a joke. So, I feel that subconsciously influenced me to go forward and attempt to mesh collectively a rustic melody with an acid-house backbeat – it gave me that credence. It wasn’t a aware intention till after I had completed my demo of the music. I then purchased it to my good buddy Dave Rublin of American Authors who completed up the observe with me.
“Magazines” is about sustaining a wholesome self-image and never evaluating your self to photographs of perfection. As an artist, what are your greatest practices for sustaining a optimistic self-image?
I’m actually nonetheless horrible at sustaining a optimistic self-image to be totally clear. It’s nonetheless, and I feel all the time will probably be, a piece in progress for me. In non-public, I’m very self-deprecating and anxious. I attempt to break via these emotions by producing one thing that I’m happy with, whether or not or not it’s a music video or a music. I feel I’ve used my musical output as a drugs for these emotions, which isn’t essentially a very good factor. It’s virtually just like the thought “need to be ok with your self? Then go make a file” has grow to be an intrusive answer to those emotions. It’s one thing I’m curious to unlearn within the coming months as I end up my album.
The music feels very upbeat and galvanizing. How do you hope it is going to affect or affect your listeners?
I hope that this music does to my listeners what it did for me whereas engaged on it. I hope it brightens somebody’s day, brings them pleasure, and makes them really feel like a child once more. I wished to use a childlike surprise to the music. On the time of ending it up, I really wanted that serotonin rush. I didn’t wish to make one thing overtly miserable – particularly for the reason that lyrics on this one are fairly unhappy. I hope the music makes somebody exit and purchase a trampoline for his or her yard or undertake 4 golden retrievers and go working into the sundown collectively. These are the photographs that I might play in my head whereas engaged on it.
How did working with Dave Rublin of American Authors assist form the music?
Dave has grow to be a very good buddy of mine over the previous two years. He has a really distinctive model of exuberance that he applies to his music that I believed can be good for the observe. We each appeared via among the lyrics and labored on them collectively. I knew I wanted somebody to push me the additional mile in ending the music. I introduced it to him, and it was about 75-80% the way in which there, however wanted that last kick. On the time, I used to be going via an intense loss in my life and wanted the assistance of a buddy and musician I revered to get me to that end line. I didn’t wish to make music alone at the moment. I wished to share that have. We ended up recording utterly new vocals, a number of completely different synth traces, and exaggerated the character of the observe – from creating harmonies to overdubbing each of us enacting a farmer attempting to place out a fireplace on their farm on the finish of the music.
How do you assume or would you say “Magazines” is completely different from the music you’ve launched up to now?
I feel it’s a bit bolder and hits a bit more durable. It isn’t delicate or shy. The music is aware of it’s place very effectively. A whole lot of the songs from this new physique of labor fall into that class. My first album was very atmospheric, and now this one feels very earthy. I need folks to really feel the movement of driving alongside a desert highway with this new music, and to really feel the bottom under them transferring previous them swiftly.
Lyrically and artistically, who or what are you most impressed by, and the way do these influences filter via into the music you make?
Apart from being vastly influenced by dance music and completely different eras of dance music, notably early Home, Italo, and Balearic beat, I’m endlessly diving again into artists like The Magnetic Fields, Paul McCartney – largely his solo profession – lots of shoegaze bands, Laurie Anderson, and the 2 David Byrne/Brian Eno albums – My Life within the Bush of Ghosts and Every little thing that Occurs Will Occur right now. Recently, I’ve been extremely impressed by The Roches’ ‘Hammond Tune’ and John Grant’s Queen of Denmark album. I simply assume the song-writing on these two information is superbly twisted, quirky and but poignant. Sonically, Christine and the Queens has been an enormous inspiration for a few years. Joe Goddard’s manufacturing has all the time impressed lots of my bass sounds after which I usually like to channel a Trevor Horn-style manufacturing once I’m engaged on one thing very layered and epic. Holly Johnson, of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, has a stage presence and voice that I’m deeply impressed by. Lyrically, nothing beats a Lou Reed or Paul Simon file for me.
Lastly, what’s subsequent for you? I do know you might have an album on the way in which – will you be touring within the close to future as effectively?
Apart from the discharge of this new file in 2022, I’m planning a west coast tour and my first Euro tour for subsequent Spring/Summer time – all relying on the place issues stand with COVID within the New 12 months. It’ll be my first time touring as Glassio in each areas so it’s a really thrilling prospect for me.