Another round of Glassetonbury, Vol. 8 has passed, and we’re down to our final eight songs! The winners of this week’s matchups will earn a spot in our Final Four and a permanent slot in our Glassetonbury: Hall of Fame Spotify playlist. The overall tournament winner will also receive a featured interview on our website, a live stream on our Instagram, and more.
Let’s take a look at our bracket so far:
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“Waves of Grief” comes from Chicago singer/songwriter Emma Grace. The song, which was written after her grandfather passed and the worldwide lockdowns began, released on April 9th and would make a great listen for fans of Wild Child. It defeated “Wheatfield” by Save Henry last round. Meanwhile, Stevie Stubborn released his debut single “Tough Love” on July 9, 2021. The Chicago-born South Florida resident formerly toured with the band Radical Something before making the decision to branch off on his own, and his new song brings a guitar-driven pop/dance track to the table that feels well-fit for one of South Beach’s iconic clubs. It defeated “Promise You Will Love Me” by Daniele Alan-Carter last round.
“Leaf Of Stone” comes from Brisbane, Australia psych/indie-rock quartet Fingerless. The “catchy, sultry ballad” released on July 7th and features a huge, anthemic build-up with massive production and stacks of guitar and vocal layers that make the song feel larger than the product of just four people. It defeated “Need A Light?” by Paradox and ReFlex the Architect (ft. Moka Only) last round. Meanwhile, UK saxophonist Snake Davis, who has previously worked on projects with artists like Calvin Harris and Klingande, released his first solo track in about two years with “JDH!8,” and the track calls to mind a modernized version of Herbie Hancock‘s “Cantaloupe Island.” The song released on July 2nd and defeated “Wild Side” by The North 41 last round.
“Vibez” is a mellow, bar-heavy hip-hop track with a menacing beat and a smooth vocal delivery from North Carolina’s Mo C. It came out on June 22nd and defeated “Gaacher Blitz” by Kyoto Kyoto last round. Meanwhile, The Uncle Steves deliver a “hypnotic, optimistic” indietronica/indie-pop track with “We’re Gonna Be Alright Now,” which released on July 6th. Reminiscent of artists like Beck and Talking Heads, it’s repetitive in an ear-wormy way. This song will definitely get stuck in your head. It defeated “Out Of Breath” by HIGHDIVE last round.
“Her” marks Greek artist Stratos Fygetakis‘ first release in two years, having been released on June 25th. It’s a stripped back, bare-bones acoustic track about “unrequited love and the struggle of forgetting someone who doesn’t love you back.” It defeated “Dig Yourself” by Tigirlily last round. Meanwhile, “Little Bird,” a dancy, upbeat collaboration from Arlo and Emi Grace‘s collaborative effort Tover, released on July 9th. It features choppy vocals, a Latin-inspired instrumental, and a groovy outro worth sticking around for. It’s inspired by human consciousness and the collective consciousness we share. It defeated “AYUKEN” by Passport Rav last round.
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