It feels like we just started our Glassetonbury, All-Stars tournament, and we’re already at our final round. Nashville neo-soul artist Arlana takes on New York City pop vocalist Dan Kiernan in our Championship, and the winner will earn a featured interview from Glasse Factory, a concert/live fan Q&A streamed on our Instagram, and more.
Let’s take one last look at our bracket:
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“ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS.” – Arlana
defeated “Chapter 8” – Jude The Obscure in the Round of 32
defeated “Harlem Stroll” – Snake Davis in the Sweet Sixteen
defeated “Boy Named Paul” – Juke of June in the Elite Eight
defeated “Kaleidoscopic Honeycomb” – The Uncle Steves in the Final Four
Arlana made it to the Elite Eight in Vol. 7 of Glassetonbury with her song “COMPLICATED.” In that time, she’s released her debut full-length album “SONGBIRD: UNE.” On a record full of interesting, complex neo-soul tracks, the standout for this writer is the reflective, delicate “ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS.” Full of smooth vocal runs, vivid lyrical imagery, and soothing instrumentation, this is not a song to miss.
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“Cutting Ties” – Dan Kiernan
defeated “A House I Hate” – CYPRSS in the Round of 32
defeated “Told Ya” – Lil Late in the Sweet Sixteen
defeated “My Place” – Goldpark in the Elite Eight
defeated “Tambourine Addict Who Plays the Drugs” – Fingerless in the Final Four
In the Elite Eight of Glassetonbury, Vol. 5, Dan Kiernan‘s “The Other Side” lost one of the most hard-fought battles in series history against Chase Stephen‘s “leaf szn,” but the pop vocalist gets another chance with his latest single “Cutting Ties.” While “The Other Side” was a slower ballad full of emotion and power, this captures a much more club-friendly and fun-loving energy. Imagine “Sucker” by The Jonas Brothers with an extra dose of Miami vibes.
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