Today Sydney electronic-pop trio Glades announce the release of their long-awaited debut album, To Love You, out on November 2. The album, which features the new single Eyes Wide Shut and past singles Not About You, Do Right and Drive, is available to pre-order now.
To coincide with the album’s announcement, the band have also dropped the official video for Eyes Wide Shut, a bittersweet dance track featuring the uplifting, crystalline vocals of frontwoman Karina Wykes. The moody black and white video, directed by Grey Ghost, was shot in LA and is the first official music video featuring the band.
Following their recent performances at Listen Out 2018 alongside A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, Snake Hips, Confidence Man and more, Glades will embark on a national headline tour, presented by triple j, later this year. The band will kick off the tour in Melbourne on November 24, with stops in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.
Of the forthcoming album, Glades say: “’To Love You’ explores the idea that there’s more to love than pure romance. Not only romantic love; it explores different forms of love, such as loving the people around you, loving those who can’t express that they need love, as well as loving yourself. It maps the progression of a relationship from the first spark, to its complications, and resolves with the realisation that everyone needs love in all its different forms.”
The release of To Love You and the band’s upcoming national headline tour consolidates the past two years’ of unprecedented success for Glades. With the inclusion of previous singles and seven brand new tracks, all produced in-house, the album showcases their unequivocal talent. Catch Glades perform their new material live on their national To Love You tour this November.
Glades – comprised of Karina Wykes and multi-instrumentalist producers Cameron Robertson and Joseph Wenceslao – first attracted widespread attention in 2016, after the release of their track Drive, which has since attracted 36 million streams. Current single Eyes Wide Shut follows the singles Do Right – now certified ARIA Gold with over 60 million streams to date – and Not About You, which was the #1 most played track on triple j and has since amassed over 3.2 million streams. All up, the trio have a remarkable 150 million global streams under their belt. Glades have toured with the likes of LANY and Clean Bandit and undertaken sold-out headline tours of both Australia and the U.S.
GLADES TO LOVE YOU NATIONAL TOUR
SAT 24 NOV – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC
FRI 30 NOV – JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH WA
SAT 1 DEC – JIVE, ADELAIDE SA
THU 6 DEC – METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW
FRI 7 DEC – WOOLLY MAMMOTH, BRISBANE QLD