RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW LA ARTIST GLASS LORD
Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide to become a soloist?
I’ve been writing songs for 7 years but wasn’t releasing them at first. But when I would show my friend, they really connected with the music and pushed me to share it with the world. So 2 years ago I began dropping solo music and it’s been amazing to connect with people around the world of our shared love of sounds.
Introduce us to you and your musical history?
My name is Glass Lord, I got the name from the first group I was a part of in college called the GLASSBOXFAM. I grew up in Switzerland, France, and England where EDM was the music you most heard at parties and in the clubs. But my American roots kept me in tune with what was going on in Hip Hop and Pop. My upbringing is what has dictated my current sound of writing Pop/Hip Hop songs over EDM instrumentals. We’ve created the type of Dance/House/Hip Hop/Pop music I would have loved to party to growing up.
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
‘What genre are you?’ The music I make isn’t just one genre. We combine House, Dance, Hip Hop and Pop all together. So I wouldn’t just say we fit in a box, but fit in many boxes at once.
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
I personally don’t, but one of my main collaborators Nahuel from ‘ED.1T’ loves conspiracies.
Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?
Yeah, I bought a flight from LA to London to visit my friends for 2 months after the pandemic started. Thank god for free cancellations.
What useless party trick do you have?
If you throw an m&m from across the room I can catch it in my mouth every time.
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
The most fun I’ve had on stage had to be last month when me and the ‘ED.1T’ boys played a show at the Sunbar, the biggest EDM club in Arizona. We really rocked out and the crowd loved it.
What was the worst experience on stage?
Can’t remember exactly, but it was full of technical issues. I love technology and use it a lot in my set so when it gets in the way of connecting the fans it’s really disappointing.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about?
I speak 3 languages fluently, English, French and Spanish.
If you had to describe your music to an alien how would you describe it?
That good stuff that keeps you moving and gets the vibe going.
What makes you stand out as an artist?
Making House music for people that aren’t necessarily a fan of House music. By mixing in the pop melodies and the hip hop flows we really take the genre to the next level.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?
The lack of snacks in the studio. Hits don’t come on an empty stomach.
What’s your favourite song to play live and why?
My favorite song to play live has to be the dance cover ED.1T and I did of ‘Say My Name’ by Destiny’s Child. I love playing it cause the whole crowd knows all the words and it’s a fun sing along. Check it out on spotify or apple music if you get a chance.
I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?
My new single coming out June 3rd called ‘Santorini’ is a Tropical House Song about wanting to sail to a beautiful island, party you ass off and maybe if you’re lucky, fall in love. I made the song with my main Collaborators ED.1T. This song is one of the singles of my upcoming EP ‘Dancing in the Flames’ which will be coming out later this year.
Talk me through the thought process of the single?
Santorini is a beautiful island in Greece that I in fact have never visited. I was in the studio insta-stalking some friend on vacation there, and it looked so nice I had to write a song about it.
What was the recording process like?
I have this really nice home studio set up with my favorite Mic and Pre, so it was very smooth and intuitive. Thanks to the ED.1T guys it came out super easily.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
I love the tropical house but it isn’t the main type of music I make, so for me the biggest challenge was writing a song that would fit in the same playlists as other amazing tropical house artists like Duke Dumont or Kygo.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
Absolutely not, the song is fun and carefree and I love how it turned out!
What are your plans for the year ahead?
The biggest plan is dropping my debut EP ‘Dancing in the Flames’ later this year. And then to continue dropping singles. I have so much incredible musuc in the hard drive and I can’t wait to share it with the world.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Enjoy life! Don’t take it too seriously, and if you wanna have fun play my music and dance to it!