JUNO award-nominated, multi-platinum selling Edmontonian pop-rockers Stereos continued their first release cycle in ten years on Friday, with the drop of a new single “Glory Days.” The track comes in as the third addition to the series of singles that kicked off in February 2020, with the release of “Sunset Gold”– the band’s first track in over 11 years. “Sunset Gold” was announced 12 years to the day from when Stereos released their debut single, “Summer Girl,” which went triple-platinum in Canada, peaking at #2 on the Canadian Hot 100.
The country-influenced track opens on a guitar chucking pattern that sticks for the duration, that is soon met by vocals pitch-shifted in a style akin to ‘new country’ production, singing of days gone by and making new memories when gathering in the same spot from time to time. Lead singer Pat Kordyback then looks back on the band’s hot start in the music world years ago, “We’ve had some good times, and some things never change / Do you remember the songs we used to sing / We still don’t have the words quite right, but that don’t mean a thing.” For the final chorus, all four members join in on vocals to end things on a high note.
In the accompanying video, the band plays the track around a lit fire pit, socially distanced, of course, enjoying a few adult beverages in the process. The video is apt in that it is simple and encapsulates the vibes set out through the song.
While a release date for the expected long-form project hasn’t been divulged, it should be noted that the band’s two studio albums, Stereos and Uncontrollable were released on October 20th, 2009 and December 14th, 2010 respectively– Tuesdays, which bucks the trend in the music industry of customarily releasing albums and EPs on Fridays.
Luke is a content curator, television production professional and retired concert videographer from Newfoundland, Canada. When not driving around blasting Billy Talent, he can be found watching sports or hiking near the ocean.