Pop singer, Livetronica drummer, producer and songwriter, Glorious, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, who has been making music since she started playing drums at the age of three. Named after her grandmother Glorious Cooper, Glorious recently unveiled her single “Move”. In an increasingly crowded field of urban pop artists, you may be wondering what makes Glorious worth your time. To be sure, she boasts a lot of the qualities that her peers also bring to the table. Her song is outlined with an exquisite beat, her vocals are mesmerizing, and her persona appears spectacularly captivating. Without close inspection, she might seem to blend into a modern music scene that is already overflowing with divas and manufactured talent.
A good part of what sets her apart, though, is what she does with her talent. Her work is not a retread of the tropes that pop is currently leaning on – elements that, while universally accepted now, are often so predictable they’re hardly visible anymore.
Through her musical arrangement and performance, which grabs something from music’s greatest legacies, past to present, Glorious unpacks her own musical identity with bravery and boldness, providing an empowering anthem for listeners looking for purposeful representation in art.
She packages her artistic message in a lush, rhythmic composition that possesses the nuances to belong in the conversation alongside superstars.
“Move” throbs with club energy while also giving way to gorgeous cascading interludes and skyscraper choruses. It thrives off of Glorious’ powerful voice, leveraging an infectious beat, a rolling bassline and staccato horn stabs. The song reaches its pinnacle, in a soaring, swelling anthem-like style with all the exultant brilliance you might feel scaling a roller-coaster ride.
Glorious combines musical talent and integrity to achieve a total victory. It’s difficult to imagine her doing anything besides climbing the genre’s ranks and increasing her influence. “Move” is a special record that serves both as a success in and of itself, and a promise of even greater things to come.
Glorious exquisitely knows how to compose music and lyrics, and knows how to make you feel the music that will have you jamming in your car, in the club, or wherever you play her song. From the charging lyrics to her incredible voice, the songstress is defining her own sky-high expectations.
Seeing an artist come into their own is always a welcome treat, especially if they’re a new face on the block. The way Glorious puts her persona and music across is definitely what will sell the record. Every element of the song works to strengthen it. Every part of the music works towards capturing and confirming the theme of the song. So what are you waiting for… “Move”!