Today the LA-based-via-Windsor ON band Kills Birds dropped the music video for Glisten.
The second single is taken from their sophomore album Married which comes out on November 12, 2021 via
Royal Mountain Records (CAN) & KRO Records (ROW).
A slow start that gets angsty in the middle punk rocking song.
About the track:
“Glisten” comes complete with a visualizer that pools the emotion and ever-climbing energetic fuzz that echos the insecurity that comes with expectations in a relationship. The confusion of love is embodied here — love for others, and love for oneself.
Vocalist Nina Ljeti explains “Glisten” and says, “This song is about loving the wrong people. It was written after I experienced a profound betrayal, at the hands of a person who was unable to take accountability for their actions. The lyrics in the chorus (why don’t you love me) are directed at the person in question. In retrospect, they’re also questions I need to ask myself.”
Guitarist Jacob Loeb adds, “”Glisten” was written to kind of feel like water. The chorusing, arpeggiating guitar melodies and the rolling, steadily intensifying rhythm section throughout the verse are meant to kind of create a sensation of floating in a river—like being gently lead by a force of nature that lures you somewhere turbulent and dangerous—the chorus with its angular,sharp and aggressive instrumentation.”