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INTERVIEW: Glassio

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? 

Hey there. We’re doing really well. Just finished a weekly grocery store run so feeling very fulfilled – Sam 

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Search & Destroy”? (Charlie) 

“Search & Destroy” is a track that we held close to our hearts as teenagers. It didn’t feel quite right to write a protest song about what we’re going through at the moment, especially because so much of what we we fear has yet to happen. But this rendition was our way of interrupting the madness of bad news, and looking inward for strength and outward for solidarity and courage. – Charlie

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song? 

When we first started singing the melody, the lyrics of the original song had already married themselves to the music. I was singing the verse lines with this new melody, originally intending for it to be a new song, but it was also coming right around the time all these protests were taking place in the days after Trump’s victory. His voice saying “rebuild our  military” had been playing over in my head for a while. I think we’re all very afraid of some spontaneous war breaking out, so it was clear that we needed to keep the lyrics and make it a cover. – Sam 

Any plans to release a video for the single? 

Not as of nowWe’ve had many video ideas for other tracks in the works – so that might happen – but for this track, the audio alone brought our intention to life best. – Charlie  

How was the recording and writing process? 

We work on music out of my bedroom studio, and it came together very quickly. The rush that comes with being completely swallowed up by the recording/writing process is always so helpful. We were very inspired by the idea of re-imagining a punk smasher through a dreamy, electronic landscape. – Sam 

What made you want to re-imagine a Iggy Pop’s The Stooges song? 

It came quite naturally. The revised chords and melody came first. Sam was noodling at his piano and that’s where the idea started. – Charlie

How was the approach you were after with this track?

We wanted the whole thing to sound like something blossoming. We were playing a lot of slo-motion videos of flowers blooming while working on the track, and kept playing them in the background to make sure that visual could translate aurally. We wanted the intro to sound sad, and for it to grow out of that as each section progressed. – Sam

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along? 

Yes! More music will be coming out soon. It’s coming along nicely, from the sound to the visual. We’re really excited to share more! – Charlie 

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Right now we’re looking towards the end of February. It’s called “Morning House” – Sam 

Any plans to hit the road? 

We’d like to hit the road at some pointWe have before in a previous band and would do it again in a heartbeat. We’ve been focusing on NYC and BK shows because the local scene is great, but 2017 might see us bring the live set out of town. – Charlie

What else is happening next in Glassio’s world?

We’ve just been writing a lot and recording a lot — trying things we haven’t tried before in terms of sampling, and not being afraid to give certain productions eccentric characteristics. We really aim to have a full palette of colors in our sound that can change over time. Adding layers that can mean different things to you at different points in your life is definitely a big challenge (but a fun one). – Sam 

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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