Song Premiere: Glass Ghost, “Hearing the Sound”

Tess Duncan

By Tess Duncan

on 09.10.14 in News

Since the release of their debut Idol Omen in 2009, Eliot Krimsky and Michael Johnson have been hard at work, collaborating with notable acts in the midst of working on their upcoming full-length. Krimsky’s joined up with Here We Go Magic on keyboards and Michael Johnson been lending his skillful drumming to the Dirty Projectors. Their work as Glass Ghost has earned them praise from the likes of Sharon Van Etten (who cites Krimsky as one of her favorite writers) and John Dietrich of Deerhoof (who finds the group “incredibly moving and inspiring”), and it’s no surprise, really. “Hearing the Sound” is a testament to the Brooklynites’ knack for making sense out of the absurd. African flutes wave over a unexpected turns of jazzy brass instrumentation as Krimsky’s high range breezes through morally dense lyrics. “‘Hearing the Sound’ is about people with privilege essentially hearing the sound of a voice that says ‘is there something more we can do?’ says Krimsky. “How did we get to this place of privilege and should we use it to help make the world better?”

Glass Ghost’s new record LYFE is out September 16th via Western Vinyl!