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Mesmerizing Meanjin/Brisbane dreampop outfit, SGO, returns with their electrifying third single, Glimmer, marking an exciting shift toward darker pop-infused sounds. The single boldly propels the band into heavier territory, drawing inspiration from classic shoegaze elements while retaining their innate pop sensibility.

Following June’s release of Pieces of You, where the Brisbane outfit had reflection in mind, Glimmer provides the unshackling and release from introspection. As the band explores raw, guitar driven production, the new single captures the liberation from inner turmoil and the optimism that follows.

SGO received national radio play on Triple J as well as extensive play on DKFM shoegaze radio as well as plentiful community radio support for Bookcase. Similarly, Pieces of You also received extensive community support and unofficial playlisting on dreampop and shoegaze playlists. As the band continues to refine their sound and showcase their versatility, the new single offers another dimension to the band’s evolution.

Glimmer breaks away from previous themes introduced in Bookcase and Pieces of You to provide a fresh sense of optimism and outlook on the future. Sonically, the track sees the band revisit their roots as has been the theme since the band redirected their sound. Stripping down the production and allowing the focal points of raw, unapologetic walls of guitar shine, the track allows listeners to be engulfed by an unbridled soundscape.

Once again revisiting alternate open guitar tunings to create space and brightness, the utilization of tremolo arms on the guitars have been reintroduced to add texture and shimmer to the landscape. Further, the utilization of the male & female vocal layering adds warmth and depth allowing it to shine through the driving guitars. Fittingly, the soundscape created captures the ‘dawn of a new day’ and the marching toward a new direction.

The refined simplicity in instrumental and production choices shows the dreampop outfit’s evolving maturity by emphasizing subtraction while highlighting key moments. Furthermore, the production choices of Tom Briese elevates the track from being boxed into traditional shoegaze production styles by adding modern pop inspired production.

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