If you have been missing Glass Ankle over the last three years, you will be happy to know that they are back! Greg Jackson (vocals, guitar), Chika Woodward (keys, backing vocals, glockenspiel), Danny Shaw (drums) and Joel Keers (bass) are celebrating their tenth year as an indie-rock collective. Their comeback single, ‘For Another Day’, captures their renewed passion and makes you fall in love with their music all over again.
The theme behind the track is the undeniable urge to flee a situation that is becoming unbearable and find peace in something enjoyable. While this is a subject that could result in a predictable single, the band offers sonic surprises throughout the song. Their entire signature sound is also fully represented making it a pleasure to listen to.
‘For Another Day’ wastes no time getting to the lyrical meat of the song. Jackson’s smooth and alluring vocals draw you into the song and lay out the theme of the track. His melodic performance is matched by the exquisite vocal harmonies that send a shiver down your spine. The vocals form a steady thread through the track while moving through haunting melancholy and gentle optimism. There is an otherworldly Haiku recited in the background that adds to the sonic experience.
Below the vocals is a catchy and undulating melody. While gentle and flowing, there are inventive notes that come and go throughout the track. This inventive arrangement highlights the catchy guitar hooks and crisp glockenspiel notes. There is a light synth that filters between the instruments adding something extra to this multi-layered melody.
Glass Ankle leaves you with shivers after listening to ‘For Another Day’. The track uses alluring vocals, multi-layered melodies and enjoyable lyrics to captivate and keep you wanting more. The song is the perfect comeback single for the band as it showcases everything they have to offer and more.