Today’s featured song is “Half” by Argentinean post-punk/electropop artist Glasnost. From the very first note, the tune will make you feel nostalgic with its 80’s new wave vibe. “Half” features an arrangement of electronic tonal colors, ranging from the deep bass synthesizers to the light, sweet-sounding ones. If you listen closely, you can hear the electric guitar strumming along, especially around the 2:30 mark. This is my favorite part as there is a beautiful progression featured in the striking sounds of the guitar and the vocal melody. That part is intoxicating!
Listeners should also check out the lyrics as they have something that anyone can relate to. According to the artist, the song is about “the emptiness that can be felt by anyone at any stage of their life. And not only in terms of the sentimental field or a couple relationship, but in the affective, professional, etc… it is shown that there is an other with a void that we can fill and vice versa. But for that we must put excuses aside and look deeper.”
Glasnost’s “Half” is an addictive tune with it’s nostalgic vibes from the 80’s new wave scene. It also features colorful electronic melodies that attracts the listeners from the first note. Finally, the tune features deep lyrics of the emptiness that one feels in life and how to can alleviate it, something any listener can relate to. With these combining factors, “Half” should be on your must-listen playlist today!
Make sure to check out Glasnost’s “Half” down below and let me know what you think in the comments!
Check out the Half (Remixes), a EP that feature different remixes of the tune;
About the Artist: Glasnost
She lived in Greece, he lived in Argentina. Glasnost started in 2004 thanks to Community-A NewOrderOnline Tribute To New Order. They met there and started chatting about making a virtual band through the internet.
Their first song was New Order’s “Crystal” which was mixed by Chris Bentley and edited on the CommunityEP under the name of Nemesis. Later on, they started making their own tracks and played together live on August 6th of that same year at the Community Launch Party in Buenos Aires, Argentina. That was the first step to realize they had something good going on. In 2005 they changed the name to Glasnost and continued developing their own material through FTP.
After that, they focused on releasing their first album so they started recording and producing all the songs they wrote through all those early years. Mirror is a collection of eleven songs that show the band’s taste for electronic music, 80’s new wave, and indie rock, blending dance beats with guitars in a unique way.
Later on, Sophia decided to leave the band and Alejo continued producing and recording Glasnost’s second album Maelstrom in August 2019, which features songs written as a duo and new material.
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