We love free downloads at EUPHORIA. It means you’ve got nothing to lose and, in the case of alternative pop trio GLADES, you’ve got everything to gain. Latest single “Drive” harbors a glittering array of exquisiteness from the vast, arid dreamscape of the introduction to the explosive chorus and everything in between. Karina Wykes’ angelic vocals seamlessly rise above the lush electro-infused pop instrumentation, beckoning listeners deeper into a track that seems infinitely longer than the three minutes it sits at in the real world.
Releasing “Falling Away” last summer, the Sydney band gained the attention of many after teenage vlogger and popstar Troye Sivan shared their cover of his track, “Fools.” Riding high on that momentum, Karina Wykes, Cam Robertson & Joey Wenceslao released their first official single, “Her (Loving You),” in October to the praise of trusted tastemakers such as HillyDilly with the song also charting globally on Spotify’s Viral 50. More subtle than the thumping “Falling Away” and “Her (Loving You),” latest offering “Drive” infectiously builds on those foundations, making GLADES ones to keep an eye on down under. You can download “Drive” for free via the band’s soundcloud page.