Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Rolling Stone Favourites, Glass Cristina, Captivate With Atmospheric New Track 'Kings of Nowhere'

Kings of Nowhere is Glass Cristina’s latest single, leading to the much-anticipated release of their album Nudity which has been in the works for the past two years. More than a passion project, Nudity is the result of a profound self-discovery through incessant work and composition for the band, showcasing an unrelenting evolution in both sound and identity. With a typically ambiguous yet stunning video, featuring the masked characters for which they have become synonymous, it’s another opportunity for audiences to watch the on-going metamorphosis of one of the world’s most exciting, imaginative bands.

Kings of Nowhere is the link between both these worlds. The opening pads combined with the ambient water-flow sound bring about a tranquil, melancholic vibe, which is rapidly flicked away by the finger snaps. After just a couple seconds, the beat comes in, letting you know that you are on a rapid ascent to musical nirvana from here-on in.

The single rapidly lets you in on the fact that you are being taken on a journey, yet through (not so on the nose) social commentary, you are also aware that you are stranded in the middle of nowhere. There is no concern about this - like all Glass Cristina’s songs, there is only pleasure. The accompanying video was shot in the shadow of a Mayan pyramid in Poxilá in the Yucatan region of Mexico.

Glass Cristina is the first band to be signed to Vegan CanĂ­bal, an offshoot of renowned record label Blanco y Negro, Spain’s most successful independent record label, with over 30 years of success promoting the likes of Moby, Carl Cox and Sven Vath