Ahead of the release of his new LP, Glitterer (ex Title Fight) has shared a taste of the album with the track “Didn’t Want It.” The full-length comes out on February 26, via ANTI-.
“ “Didn’t Want It” was the first song I wrote for the new record,” Glitterer aka Ned Russin explained. “Despite having no road map for how the rest of the songs would turn out, this track established a lot of the qualities that would be further explored as I continued to write – more present and fuzzed out guitars, minimalistic chord changes, and uncertain, longing lyrics.”
A Washington, D.C. resident and northeastern Pennsylvania native, Russin co-fronted Title Fight for many years before the band suspended operations and Ned became Glitterer, releasing his debut album Looking Through The Shades in 2019. “Speckled with synths and/or propelled by a thumping drum machine.
This time Ned has produced the record himself, notwithstanding some recording and performance help from his twin brother, Ben as well as mixing and mastering by Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip). Would it surprise you to hear that, irrespective of worldly doom and gloom, the new songs are even catchier and bigger-sounding than the Looking Through the Shades material?
The darkest and deadliest events in our history, like the manifold calamities of 2020, aren’t pieces of an academic puzzle to be pondered from a safe remove. Tragedy is not “material”; it’s life. Life is not a lesson; it’s life. And life goes on. Knowing that, all we can do is heed the title track of Glitterer’s new album (maybe the closest thing to an intellectual manifesto that we’ll ever get from Ned Russin): “Think aloud / Inherit doubt / Build another bridge for them to burn / Run away / Speak slowly / Life is not a lesson to be learned.”
Life Is Not A Lesson
2. Are You Sure
3. Try Harder Still
4. Little Backwards Glance
5. How A Song Should Go
6. The End
7. Didn’t Want It
10. I Made The Call
12. Life Is Not A Lesson