Kills Birds have released “Glisten,” the second single off their forthcoming release Married, out via Royal Mountain/KRO Records on November 12th. Today, the band have also confirmed several tour dates with Foo Fighters for 2021 and 2022 and Sleigh Bells.
Married was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 by invitation of the man himself, and produced by Yves Rothman. “Glisten” comes complete with a visualizer that pools the emotion and ever-climbing energetic fuzz that echos the insecurity that comes with expectations in a relationship. The confusion of love is embodied here — love for others, and love for oneself.
Vocalist Nina Ljeti explains “Glisten” and says, “This song is about loving the wrong people. It was written after I experienced a profound betrayal, at the hands of a person who was unable to take accountability for their actions. The lyrics in the chorus (why don’t you love me) are directed at the person in question. In retrospect, they’re also questions I need to ask myself.”
Guitarist Jacob Loeb adds, “Glisten was written to kind of feel like water. The chorusing, arpeggiating guitar melodies and the rolling, steadily intensifying rhythm section throughout the verse are meant to kind of create a sensation of floating in a river—like being gently lead by a force of nature that lures you somewhere turbulent and dangerous—the chorus with its angular,sharp and aggressive instrumentation.”
Led by LA-based and Canada-raised Nina Ljeti and rounded out guitarist Jacob Loeb and bassist Fielder Thomas. Fans of the band include Kim Gordon, Hayley Williams of Paramore and Dave Grohl, the latter of which recently invited the band to join Foo Fighters in Mexico City two days before the album’s release. The band will also be opening for Sleigh Bells on a nationwide US tour in October.
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