Glorybots are from Seattle, Washington, however when you had advised me ‘Servile’ was a brand new single from The Rasmus I wouldn’t have batted an eyelid. It’s that good. ‘Servile’ comes forward of Glorybots’ new album, ‘Radiation Skies’, set for launch in March.
The brainchild of Jalal Andre, Glorybots serves as his means by which to concentrate on extra thematic growth fairly than be restricted to the bounds of conventional rock sounds. ‘Servile’, with its hammering drums and strong energy guitars has a distinctly “European rock” sound about it (assume Tokio Lodge in addition to the aforementioned The Rasmus) and it’s one I can actually dig into.
Andre’s clear, crisp vocals work as yet one more instrument, fairly than floating above (or beneath) the music. It opens with a radiating pulse that, when you’re listening by headphones, strikes from one ear to the following, and is barely disturbing. However on the similar time, I actually loved the feeling, and though it lessened considerably below the opposite devices, I nonetheless sought it out.
The catchy refrain – variations on “don’t take your coronary heart away and depart me right here”, is plaintive and but pleasing, whereas the bridge – “who’ll cease the rain” – is simply breathtaking as Andre’s vocals soar to heights not beforehand proven within the observe.
Glorybots isn’t strictly a solo undertaking for Andre, however fairly a means he can additional observe by on concepts he’s had together with his band, Echo Texture. He’s been doing this for some time; Glorybots’ first lengthy participant, ‘Darkish Alien Pop’, got here out in 2018 – we’ve definitely been writing about them for that lengthy – and Jamal Andre has been working his music magic for greater than 20 years. All we all know is that we like what he does, and we’re fairly certain you’ll too, and we’re undoubtedly going to be trying out ‘Radiation Skys’ when it comes out. In the meantime, we’ll maintain listening to ‘Servile’.