Remember when I set my alarm to wake up really early this morning to get ready for my Halloween weekend? Yeah, me either – I slept two hours extra but in my defense I was sucked into a really horrible Jake Gyllenhaal movie on TBS until like 3:30am. But I trudged out of bed and the first thing I did was put on The Glass Child’s I Must Be Gone And Live, Or Stay And Die. She’s an old friend of Golden Mixtape and I’m glad she’s got a full length filled with her signature gypsy like vocals that draw up visions of pop gone bad, in a good way.
I’ve always been a fan of The Glass Child’s vocals. She has this feminine Gogol Bordello-like charm to her that you don’t hear too often. However, I will say when “The Fall” started I thought she’d ditched that and gone a little more towards the traditional pop side with a twist. Then what I was used to from her last record came through and girl, girl has written some pretty telling tales about the aftermath of a breakup. “Yesterday” was one of them and a gem. I love the growls tossed in between softer, heartfelt moments. Then you had another broken heart in “Winter Girls” and the slow jam, “The Water’s Edge.” Overall my ears were most pleased with “London.” I’ve never been but if this song that bares the same name is similar, I’m sure I’d like it there.
There are similar artists like The Glass Child who create pop music with a darkened edge. Lorde and Melanie Martinez come to mind but in my world she came first, but if you like those other two you should definitely check out I Must Be Gone And Live, Or Stay And Die. It’s out now and definitely a treat and not a trick. Happy Halloween to all that are celebrating and remember, better safe than sorry.