St. Louis area American Idol alumni, Evan Cole, has just released “Brand New You,” which he wrote, performed, and produced. The song and the music video are the kind of sentiment the world needs right now. “I wrote this song to spread a little peace, love, and positivity thru music because I believe in the power of love over hate,” says Cole. “Brand New You” was mixed by Justin Fisher (Lamar Harris, Jon Gillespie, Lida Una) , who produced Cole’s 2019 releases: “Good Good Night” and “Take Me Back.” For more by Evan Cole, visit evancolemusic.com
When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.