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Indie Rock

Single: The Fair Weathered – “Glass Cities”

Track: “Glass Cities”
Artist: The Fair Weathered
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Label: Unsigned

Piano ballad “Glass Cities” closes The Fair Weathered‘s debut album Last Year slowly and passionately. The track, part pop-punk and part piano rock, primarily features the soothing voice of vocalist and guitarist Tom McQuade, who carries the song with the emotion and passion of his words. The trio, though young, has no doubt experienced the same emotional troubles that pretty much every band in the genre has, and “Glass Cities” is their reflection on the world and their changing lives, opening with the claim, “I can’t explain feelings that I see, like neon skies and these glass cities.” Towards the end of the song, Tom raises his voice and the drums and guitar join in, launching the listener into an inspiring breakdown that ultimately ends the song. For such a low-budget production (see music video), “Glass Cities” is a great song and a fantastic closer for the band’s first album.

“Glass Cities” is from Last Year, out now.

Rating: 6.5/10

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