Birmingham’s Glenn Smyth has unveiled the video for new single ‘Lost And Found’ and revealed details of his forthcoming EP ‘A Sense Of Freedom’.
Mixed by Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve) and produced by Dave McCabe, ‘Lost And Found’ is the follow up to ‘Dead To The World’ and ‘What Have I Done To Deserve This?’, which received support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, This Feeling and XS Noize.
After a youth spent playing football for Derby County, a near career ending fractured fibula and tibia meant Glenn had time on his hands. This resulted in him picking up the guitar for the first time and his journey into music began. After a few brushes with the law as a misguided teenager, the guitar was picked up again, but this time a love of songwriting was born, specifically writing gritty songs that are somewhat lacking in today’s world of beige. Two cult Birmingham bands in Escobar and Evil Alien followed which bought parallel levels of success in two very different worlds. Escobar – an up tempo rock n roll band in the mold of Oasis and The La’s, and Evil Alien – soundscapes, beeps and synths influenced by the likes of Cabaret Voltaire and Depeche Mode, championed by Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1 and Q Magazine.
Check out the video, directed by Matt Watkins BELOW:
After having 11 songs published by two of the biggest publishing companies in the world, Glenn set about recording his solo album with long term collaborator Dave McCabe, and in a twist of fate the producer that had such an influence on him growing up, Owen Morris. In what without doubt is his strongest work to date, ‘A Sense Of Freedom’ (named after the cult Scottish film) is 5 songs, 5 very personal songs which all speak from life experiences that only come from living.
A Sense Of Freedom – out 19 August 2016
1) Lost And Found
2) An Eagle Flies Alone
3) Dead To The World
4) What Have I Done To Deserve This?
5) Nobody Knows