Kumari D’Shay is an artist originally from PG county, Maryland. She is an actress, singer-songwriter, lyricist, musician, producer, and graduate, Cum Laude, of the illustrious Spelman College. She has since moved to Atlanta, and has continued progressing in her career. Recently, she put out an inspiring video titled, “LIES WE TELL.”
This video begins Kumari walking through a forest, while occasionally cutting to historical clips that represent racial injustice. These clips make the listener realize just how many civil rights violations, police brutality, and wrongful injustice have gone on in recent history. A need for reform is symbolized throughout this video, and rightfully so as the video ends with the names of victims of victims of unlawful police brutality. Check out the video below.
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.