Written by Maria Arroyo
Atlanta-based rock band, Glimmers, has recently released their highly anticipated, Worlds Apart EP via Common Ground Collective. This incredible five-piece band features vocalist and keys player Maggie Schneider, lead guitarist Alex Downtain, rhythm guitarist Alex Norrell, bassist Ari Patwary, and drummer Jeremy Russell.
“This EP means a lot to all of us because it represents two years of hard work,” the band shares. “It is a concept record, from the very first song to the last. Each of the five songs follows the progression of a relationship, as well as the stages of heartbreak: love, loss, denial, bargaining, hope, and acceptance. Will our characters get back together? Or will they remain worlds apart? It’s up to you to decide.”
Glimmers also decide to team up with their videographer and great friend, Deanna Elise, to help bring a visual representation to all 5 tracks.
“We decided to create a music video for each of the songs to follow this story, with each piece connecting to each other as the next episode of the relationship,” Glimmers shares with listeners. “All together, all five music videos create a short film, inspired by our favorite 90s and 2000s romance movies.”
The opening single, “Not Good At Goodbyes,” (with Lostbody) shows their incredible attention to detail in both the melodic structure of the song and their ability to resonate with the listeners through their lyrics. I don’t think they could have done a better job in creating a song that has the power to resonate with so many people. This song reminds me of a mix between the staple punk-alternative songs of my upbringing with the modern tracks of today’s music.
“Fallin'” is super catchy and gives off these lo-fi indie vibes that make for an easy-going listen, whereas “Purple Tux” has this undeniable feeling of nostalgia encased in perfectly flowing guitar and vocal melodies and catchy lyrical structure.
“By The Lips” is a bit of an intimate song that still stands firm in its edgier and alternative sound. They mix the lo-fi and traditional rock sound together so perfectly, which really shines in this song. Overall, this track is absolutely beautiful and showcases their undeniable talent, both musically and lyrically.
Their next track, “Stay,” is another gem of a song and becomes yet another favorite for me. They decide to close Worlds Apart with an acoustic version of their opening track, “Not Good At Goodbyes,” which proves to be nothing sort of absolutely fucking incredible! So much love and energy are poured into this track, and the project as a whole, which really shines in this song.
There is no denying that an abundance of hard work, love, and care went into Worlds Apart and I’m already on the edge of my seat waiting for another release to come out! Glimmers are able to bring together an array of relatable topics and ideas that they transform into music that can be appreciated and respected by all. This will definitely be a band I PROMISE to see in the future, you guys have completely won me over!
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