Monday, January 25, 2016
Track Of The Day :: Glades - Drive
Words: Linn Branson
Glades gave us two stunning tracks last year: their debut 'Falling Away' setting the summer alight, followed by the autumn killer, 'Her (Loving You)', which saw its Soundcloud streams rise at a weekly rate of double figure thousands in its first weeks of release (current total approaching 125k).
So when the Australian electro pop trio - led by 18-year-old Karina Wykes on vocals; Joseph Wenceslao, guitar/synth; Cameron Robertson, guitar/synth - announce a new single, it's practically a given that it is going to be a bit special, and 'Drive' most certainly doesn't disappoint.
Released last week - and streamed almost 42k times in just five days already - it is the track for... well, sticking on in the car and taking off down some open road. Once again filled with lashings of the Glades' trademarks of lush synth-textured atmospheric melodies, layered guitars, and the heavenly vocals of the angelic Ms Wykes (whom we have previously eulogised over at Little Indie), it is lyrically a tale of young love. Smooth, sweetly evocative, 'Drive' confirms Glades position as one of the best acts to have come out of Australia in the last year. And with their debut EP on its way, 2016 promises to be a major year for the Sydney three.