Atlanta-based rock band glimmers has announced their new EP Worlds Apart, due out April 23, 2021 via Common Ground Collective. Along with the EP, glimmers will be sharing a series of cinematic videos that follow a couple through the highs and lows of a relationship. Fans can check out the first video installment today with the release of “Not Good At Goodbyes.” Worlds Apart is available to pre-order ahead of its release now at cgc.lnk.to/WorldsApart
On Worlds Apart, glimmers vocalist Maggie Schneider shares, “This EP means a lot to all of us because it represents two years of hard work. 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.
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. Our videographer and great friend Deanna Elise brought these songs to life, and created the story with Maggie. Altogether, all five music videos create a short film, inspired by our favorite 90s and 2000s romance movies.”
Along with the EP announcement, glimmers has shared their new single “No Good at Goodbyes” featuring Nick Pena of lostbody. The emotional duet would sound right at home in any coming-of-age movie, telling the story of a relationship on the brink of collapse.
“‘Not Good at Goodbyes’ is a confession of love – it’s about my difficulty letting go of people, and saying goodbye to relationships. It hurts when the person you love leaves, whether it’s temporary or forever. This is the last-ditch effort to say everything you want to say, before it’s too late. I really hope listeners feel a special connection to this one,” Schneider shares on the single. “‘Deanna and I wanted the beginning of our couple’s story to look like a coming of age movie. Every scene is from a different point of our couple’s relationship, and introduces the story that’s carried through all 5 songs. We focused on filming memories made in cars because that’s where I’ve shared some of my favorite moments.”
Fans can watch the accompanying music video for “Not Good at Goodbyes” now at youtu.be/y0a06Ty03j0
Worlds Apart Tracklist:
1. Not Good at Goodbyes ft. lostbody
3. Purple Tux
4. By The Lips
6. Not Good At Goodbyes (acoustic)
Diamonds don’t shine, they glimmer. In early 2020, five friends who’d been playing music together since the summer of 2019 decided to put a fresh stamp on their collective, glimmers. Meeting separately but all through mutual friends, the five members of glimmers formed as the backing band of Atlanta artist Maggie Schneider – but what started as a backing band quickly became a family.
The band’s debut EP Cluttered Heart introduced the 5-piece to the world through standout singles like “Don’t Tell Me” and “For Me It’s You.” In just 5 months of being a band, the EP reached a total of 95,000 streams, receiving attention from outlets like Substream Magazine, idobi Radio, and Hot Topic. The pop/rock group find their main influences in the melodic sounds of Mayday Parade, the personal lyrics of All Time Low and the songwriting of Julia Michaels.
Now, the glimmers family is ready to share the next chapter of their story. Building off of their previous EP, Worlds Apart tells the story of a relationship from its ending. The first taste of this storyline shines through their lead single “Not Good at Goodbyes,” which encapsulates the feeling of being the main character in a coming of age movie.
glimmers is about connection, whether it be the friendship of the bandmates or the intimate connection felt between the band and their fans at a live show. Look these songs in the eyes and let a glimmer of light into your cluttered heart.
glimmers is Maggie Schneider (lead vocals/piano), Alex Downtain (lead guitar), Alex Norrell (rhythm guitar/backup vocals), Ari Patwary (bass), and Jeremy Russell (drums).