Saturday, 29 April 2017

Glass Wings - Made For Me/Jana From Barcelona

Glass Wings is the new project of Limavady's Stephen Jones, who has been involved in bands locally for many years, starting Glass Wings last year as an outlet for his solo material. He quickly came onto our radar in the past few weeks, after having the pleasure of seeing him live twice in the space of six days, firstly playing as a finalist at Chordblossom's Kickstart competition, then watching him put in a strong support slot for Aidan Logan.

He's gearing up to release his first E.P next month, and so far he has released two rather nice songs from it. Firstly, there's "Made For Me", a slow, folk-infused song that would go down well with fans of fellow local act PORTS among others.

It is the second song from the E.P that he's released however that we have really taken a shine to. We heard Glass Wings play "Jana From Barcelona" live both times with just an acoustic guitar and really loved its melody. Now that we've heard the full band studio version, we have fallen in love with it even more.

It's a tune that gives us echoes of 90s American "grown-up" guitar-pop songs, and although it's not a strongly country-sounding song, it does seem like something we could imagine being covered by The Mavericks. An absolutely lovely, infectious, Adult Contemporary Radio-friendly song.

Both songs are taken from Glass Wings' debut E.P, "Jana From Barcelona", which will be released in May.

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