by The Alchemist
Loby, a member of the College Park, MD community, first came onto the scene in 2018 with “Sorority Girl”, a captivating record that draws influence from The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, and Sabrina Claudio. Following this successful release, Loby has continued to expose his vulnerabilities with his unique and personal storytelling. Loby uses elements from various genres and wants to reinvent the R&B scene by mixing the classics while also tying in smooth, sensual, and ambient sounds to create a vibe of his own.
“Middle of the Night” is nothing short of a catchy yet personal R&B vibe that reels in its listeners with its initial first beat. Lyrically, the record goes through the various complications of a love triangle and the temptations and distractions associated with that. As you dive a little deeper, however, the song has a more personal and metaphorical meaning, allowing the listener(s) to interpret the message in many shapes and forms. Loby’s dark and moody vocals that are accompanied with these lyrics are set to reach higher heights than ever before.
As we listened to the track, we see how he was influenced from people like The Weeknd and Bryson Tiller, as he has incredibly smooth vocal flow, and a ton of memorable bars in his lyrics. He says, “You said you love the thrill, girl I’ll keep it on the low, you said you’ll take some stills, if you want them we can post,” talking of a relationship with one of his relationships where he shows his care-free attitude very casually. The production is ominously beautiful as it combines some elements of R&B with foundations of modern day hip-hop to give it a unique sound. Look for Loby to continue his rise to the top, and check out his new song below.
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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.