The last time I saw London based duo Glass they had ditched the keyboards and were making a mainly guitar based racket, with lead singer Jessica Winter prowling and pouting the stage as if she was possessed by the very spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. So, it comes as some surprise to see that new single Vulnerable sounds like the marching anthem of the lonely alt-pop kids, with a big killer chorus: “Oh she’s vulnerable, really shouldn’t be alone, someone should take care of her, she doesn’t have a home.” Whether the song is dealing with physical or emotional vulnerability isn’t really clear, nor if Jessica is sneering with disagreement at the idea of a woman alone is vulnerable, or if it’s a straight-laced commentary, but either way singing this one out loud is a strength-giver.
Produced by Dan Grech, who has worked with artists such as The Vaccines, Lana Del Rey and Circa Waves and Keane, Vulnerable is out now via Supernatural records and comes with a karaoke styled video (which you can find by clicking here). As is the way with the internet these days, the duo’s previous releases have mysteriously disappeared from Soundcloud, although you’ll still find them on other streaming services like Spotify. Glass play Camden Assembly, London on the 9th March.