11 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their sentimental debut, Sydney trio Glades trace the good, bad, and ugly of relationships and discover a universal truth: There’s always a place for synth-pop power ballads, especially if you’ve been wronged. On “Not About You,” frontwoman Karina Wykes calls out her partner in a song so glittery and euphoric, it’s as healing as a wild night out. Elsewhere, hiccuping trap breaks (“Eyes Wide Shut”), electric guitar licks (“Neon Buzz”), and pitched-up synths (“Do Right”) make otherwise emo songs feel hopeful and escapist. Like fellow electro-poptimists Chvrches, Broods, and Troye Sivan (who endorsed them after they covered his song “Fools” in 2015), Glades make glass-half-full love songs that you can sing, dance, and cry to all at once.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their sentimental debut, Sydney trio Glades trace the good, bad, and ugly of relationships and discover a universal truth: There’s always a place for synth-pop power ballads, especially if you’ve been wronged. On “Not About You,” frontwoman Karina Wykes calls out her partner in a song so glittery and euphoric, it’s as healing as a wild night out. Elsewhere, hiccuping trap breaks (“Eyes Wide Shut”), electric guitar licks (“Neon Buzz”), and pitched-up synths (“Do Right”) make otherwise emo songs feel hopeful and escapist. Like fellow electro-poptimists Chvrches, Broods, and Troye Sivan (who endorsed them after they covered his song “Fools” in 2015), Glades make glass-half-full love songs that you can sing, dance, and cry to all at once.

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