Since we started our Glassetonbury tournaments in August, we’ve been able to feature 160 songs through our weekly fan-vote, battle-of-the-bands tournament. We’ve landed on three winners so far, as Sam The Astronaut‘s “Monster Squad (Love So Crazy),” Luxe‘s “Heartless,” and Brian Elliot‘s “Blue Jean Girl” all took home the gold in their brackets.
In two weeks, one of the four semi-finalists facing off this round will join their ranks.
These four songs have successfully survived three tough rounds, which have seen some notable acts leave the field. Yet, all four semi-finalists have earned their place by consistently showing strong voting patterns throughout the tournament. With a less predictable outcome than ever heading into our Final Four, let’s take a look at the bracket so far.
By advancing to the Final Four, these artists have already earned a permanent spot in our Glassetonbury: Hall of Fame playlist on Spotify. The winners of this round will face off in next week’s Championship Round for the right to win a featured interview on our front page, a live stream/fan Q&A on Instagram Live, and more.
Voting for this round will close on Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. CST and is limited to one vote per IP address per poll per 24 hours. If you are voting in both matchups, you MUST refresh the page BEFORE you vote on the next matchup to reset the CAPTCHA restriction. Failure to do so may result in your vote not being counted.
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“Soothsayer” – Haunted Like Human
defeated “Downtown” by Maella in the Round of 32.
defeated “It’s That Time Again” by Jesper Hasnaoui in the Sweet Sixteen.
defeated “Dress” by Charlotte Sands in the Elite Eight.
Nashville’s Haunted Like Human released perhaps their most cinematic, political release yet in November with “Soothsayer,” a blistering, poetic assessment of the current political climate in the United States. While many protest songs have a tendency to be a little too heavy-handed, vocalist Dale Chapman offers artful, thoughtful interpretations on the state of the world that don’t feel overplayed. Musically, Cody Clark delivers one of his most recognizable guitar riffs yet, and the song is backed by a wall of strings and polished with tremendous production.
“Right Now” – Cam Be x Neak x Sam Trump
defeated “Welcome To The Future” by Baby FuzZ in the Round of 32.
defeated “Ferris Wheels” by Canyon City in the Sweet Sixteen.
defeated “Next Time We’re Flying” by Landon Sears x Bren Joy in the Elite Eight.
“Right Now” is the sixth track from Cam Be‘s 2020 album “Summer in September.” Bolstered by a bouncing bass line and garnished with a lavish arrangement of horns — which particularly spotlight Sam Trump‘s chops on trumpet — the song carries the heart of a 70’s soul song, offered through the musical lens of a Mac Miller track. Neak also comes to the table with a nice verse that acts as a perfect musical counterweight to Cam Be’s more mellow vocals.
“Laela” – Owen St
defeated “Casa” by UKNWN x Fixupboy in the Round of 32.
defeated “Jaded” by MCKNA in the Sweet Sixteen.
defeated “Situational” by Stretched in the Elite Eight.
Owen St‘s latest single “Laela” feels like it would fit in perfectly on a FIFA soundtrack. The Nashville-based artist brings a healthy dose of funk, indie, and R&B influence together in an endlessly groovy track. It has a rock-solid foundation — held down by a fantastic rhythm section — and it’s accented by atmospheric, syncopated background vocals throughout.
“Superglue” – Lil Late
defeated “Explore You” by Herschel Lamont x Romario in the Round of 32.
defeated “Losing Sleep” by Dylan Fraser in the Sweet Sixteen.
defeated “Tiny Whale” by Nathan-Paul in the Elite Eight.
Los Angeles rapper/vocalist Lil Late released his third single of 2020, “Superglue,” on December 1st, 2020. Melodic and brooding, it borrows elements of downtempo emo and hip-hop. Lyrically, the song centers around someone so stuck in Lil Late’s head that they’re “superglued in (his) mind.” The beat is ambient and spacey, and the overall vibe and feel of the track calls to mind artists like Post Malone or BROCKHAMPTON‘s bearface.
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