The Glorious Sons: Daylight
A primal and frenetically paced cut featuring loud guitars and paint-stripping vocals.
By Kerry Doole
The Glorious Sons - Daylight (Black Box): Already winners of two Juno Awards, these Kingston rockers are up for another trophy next month ( Group of the Year), preceded by this unexpected new track, their first of 2021.
In a press release, lead singer Brett Emmons discusses the cut, explaining that “I think a lot of people are hoping to hear the follow up to S.O.S.. It’s not here. Nor do I think it needs to be. We were more interested in making something that sounds energized rather than organized. It’s by far the closest representation to how the band feels performing a set in a club. But mainly, the important thing to remember here, is that spiritually, the band needed to make music completely for ourselves and that’s what we did.”
Daylight is a self-produced track, written by Brett Emmons, Jay Emmons, Chris Koster, Adam Paquette and Josh Hewson. It is a raw and primal piece, driven at a frenetic pace, fuelled by loud guitars and Emmons' paint-stripping vocals. The video footage of speeding and crashing stock cars is an apt accompaniment
The lead singer refers to S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun), the final single released from the band's Juno-winning 2017 album “Young Beauties and Fools that not only reached the #1 spot at U.S. Mainstream Rock for four consecutive weeks but was the #1 most played song at U.S. Rock radio and most played CanCon song at Canadian Rock Radio for 2019.
Glorious Sons have earned two CRIA Platinum plaques and six Gold certifications, and have developed a strong following in Europe too. 2020 kicked off with multiple sold-out dates on the North American A War On Everything headline tour before the world shut down, but look for them to come roaring back as soon as things open up.
PR: Charlotte Thompson, Red Umbrella P.R.
Booking: Tom Kemp, The Feldman Agency (Canada)