Glass Ghost - "Home for the Holidays" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

15 September 2014

The enigmatic "Home for the Holidays" is a perfect sample of what's to come on Glass Ghost's new LP, LYFE.

The duo of Eliot Krimsky and Michael Johnson forms the core of the art pop outfit called Glass Ghost, whose associations include Dirty Projectors, Here We Go Magic, and Joan as Police Woman. The two are joined by Tyler Wood and Aerial East for LYFE, the latest full-length venture from Glass Ghost, following 2009’s Idol Omen.
Below you can stream “Home for the Holidays”, a enigmatic cut off of LYFE that’s indicative of the band’s skill in mood manipulation. The song opens in a warm, bell-accented reverie that does bring to mind the Christmas season. By the end of the song, however, both the instrumentation and the lyrical matter have taken unexpected turns—what these turns are, you’ll have to find out for yourself.

Krimsky tells PopMatters, “The song ‘Home For The Holidays’ is about being away from the spectacle of daily life, and unraveling in a safe place. Through the quietness, you connect to a more instinctual side of yourself that allows you to see the thinness of the boundaries that divide our world.”

LYFE is out through Western Vinyl on September 16th.

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