Thursday, February 29, 2024

gglum - "Eating Rust"

Photo by Hermione Sylvester

London's gglum (aka Ella Smoker) has released a new single that starts off as bedroom pop and then evolves into a much more epic sound. "Eating Rust" begins as an intimate and personal sounding song. Smoker's vocal delivery in particular makes the song sound almost confessional, like a discussion between close friends. And then the sound just opens up into more of a giant alt-pop track. It still sounds personal and intimate, just on a grander scale. "Eating Rust" is a lush and gorgeous track that has us wanting to pay closer attention to gglum.

Ella Smoker says her new single "... was the first song I made while writing the album that felt like it summed up the album's sound for me. It's all about a period of my life where I was desperate for one person's love and approval which I would never get (yet i'd keep on trying anyway). It's about what inspired the dream that inspired the album.”

You can watch the video for "Eating Rust" below. The Garden Dream is due out March 29 on Secretly Canadian, and is available for pre-order here. For more on gglum, check out the artist on Instagram and Facebook.

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