Atlanta-based rock band glimmers has released its newest single today with “Purple Tux.” The new track was taken from the band’s upcoming EP Worlds Apart, due to be released April 23rd on Common Ground Collective. Alongside the single, glimmers is sharing the next chapter of a series of cinematic videos that follow a couple through the highs and lows of a relationship. “Purple Tux” is available to stream now at https://cgc.lnk.to/PurpleTux
On “Purple Tux,” glimmers frontwoman Maggie Schneider shares, “I wrote this song with Alex Crain when we were in California. This song is about reminiscing about a past relationship, and thinking about all of the good times. The “purple tux” that we reference is a symbol for adolescence, and makes us think about school proms. It’s quirky and fun, just like this relationship. I love John Hughes movies, and so this song is an homage to ‘Sixteen Candles,’ or ‘Pretty in Pink’.”
“Deanna [Elise, videographer] had a great idea of creating a split/screen music video,” Schneider continues. “It shows what each of the characters are doing throughout the day, and how they’re coping with the loss of their relationship. Each character makes attempts to distract themselves from these feelings, but eventually, the split-screen fades away.”
The release of “Purple Tux” follows up singles “Not Good At Goodbyes” and “Fallin,” which have been featured on sites such as NPR, Alternative Press, The Noise, The Alternative, and more. Worlds Apart is available to pre-order ahead of its release now at cgc.lnk.to/WorldsApart
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), Jeremy Russell (drums).