❉ Ange Chan catches up with the Swedish electronica duo’s latest release.
The global pandemic hasn’t halted the creative process for synth band Covered in Snow, who recently released their latest single, Glasgow Smile, following last July’s Hurry Up to Live Here.
Glasgow Smile is a highly pleasing song with thoughtful lyrics and their trademark melancholic electronica, delivered by the Swedish duo, who consist of Tom Hedlund and Mikael Englestrom. Lyrically, they paint an image of – in their own words, “a desolate town… someone who has moved, someone who stayed and someone who no longer exists”, which offers a plethora of relatable metaphors for the liminal times we’re all currently living through.
The band state that Glasgow Smile is representative of where they belong and where they are going, and having already gained traction in their native country, via both radio and TV play, the song stands a a landmark moment in the band’s career to date.
Bolstered by a pounding remix by We Are Cult favourites Mesh, released via Bandcamp on June 11, 2021, Glasgow Smile is making a splash online within the synth community, proving once more than Covered in Snow are ones to watch.
❉ ‘Glasgow Smile’ by Covered in Snow was released May 21, 2021 and is available for Streaming + Download here: https://coveredinsnow.bandcamp.com/track/glasgow-smile. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
❉ Ange Chan is a freelance writer, having produced two novels and six volumes of poetry. She was also prolific contributor in the anthology collection Me and the Starman (now available by Cult Ink on Amazon) and is a lifelong lover of music, having first been published in the 1980s music press. As well as being a frequent contributor to the pop culture website We Are Cult, she is also working on a long-standing project, her third novel Champagne Flutes and Pixie Boots, which she wonders will ever get finished.