Atlanta-based rock band glimmers is excited to share an emo Valentine’s Day gift today in the form of an acoustic version of their song “Not Good At Goodbyes” featuring Nick Pena of lostbody. The single comes from the band’s new EP Worlds Apart, due out April 23, 2021 via Common Ground Collective. Fans can preorder the EP here and listen to the acoustic take on “Not Good At Goodbyes” now at cgc.lnk.to/NGGAcoustic
“In honor of Valentine’s Day, we decided to release an acoustic version of our latest single ‘Not Good at Goodbyes,’” says vocalist Maggie Schneider. “When we were first producing this song, we thought this track could go one of two ways: a full band anthem or an emo acoustic ballad. Since I wrote the song on my acoustic guitar in my bedroom, we thought it would be fun to show both sides of this story. We really hope people connect with it!”
“No Good at Goodbyes” was originally released alongside the first in a series of cinematic music videos that follow a couple through the highs and lows of a relationship. The track would sound right at home in a coming-of-age movie, telling the story of a relationship on the brink of collapse.
“We decided to create a music video for each of the songs to follow this story, with each piece connecting to each other as the next episode of the relationship,” shares Schneide
r. “Altogether, all five music videos create a short film, inspired by our favorite 90s and 2000s romance movies.” Fans can watch the accompanying music video for “Not Good at Goodbyes” now at youtu.be/y0a06Ty03j0
Diamonds don’t shine, they glimmer. In early 2020, five friends who’d been playing music together since the summer of 2019 decided to put a fresh stamp on their collective, glimmers. Meeting separately but all through mutual friends, the five members of glimmers formed as the backing band of Atlanta artist Maggie Schneider – but what started as a backing band quickly became a family.
The band’s debut EP Cluttered Heart introduced the 5-piece to the world through standout singles like “Don’t Tell Me” and “For Me It’s You.” In just 5 months of being a band, the EP reached a total of 95,000 streams, receiving attention from outlets like Substream Magazine, idobi Radio, and Hot Topic. The pop/rock group find their main influences in the melodic sounds of Mayday Parade, the personal lyrics of All Time Low and the songwriting of Julia Michaels.
Now, the glimmers family is ready to share the next chapter of their story. Building off of their previous EP, Worlds Apart tells the story of a relationship from its ending. The first taste of this storyline shines through their lead single “Not Good at Goodbyes,” which encapsulates the feeling of being the main character in a coming of age movie.
glimmers is about connection, whether it be the friendship of the bandmates or the intimate connection felt between the band and their fans at a live show. Look these songs in the eyes and let a glimmer of light into your cluttered heart.
glimmers is Maggie Schneider (lead vocals/piano), Alex Downtain (lead guitar), Alex Norrell (rhythm guitar/backup vocals), Ari Patwary (bass), Jeremy Russell (drums).