by Chris Delente
Nico.wav is an artist born and raised in PG County, that I have had the pleasure to learn a lot about lately. He says that he is done waiting for history to be made, and he has decided to create it himself. He has been working on his newest project, “I’ll Explain Later” lately, where he talks of how he is embodied in his quest to create the world in which he wants to live in, all while undoing the negativity around him.
His newest track is called, “Purified” and it has a very relaxing feel that also includes some very memorable lyricism. He shouts PG county right before the hook rings, “I use to chase the high, I used to live a lie, I used to have no drive, I used to get denied…” as the listener is entranced in the ominous feel of the production. This is a great track for winding down after a long day at work. Check out the track below.
Chris Delente is a freelance writer, audio engineer/producer, and overall music obsessor who has lived in the Washington D.C. area since birth. He is also a huge Washington Redskins fan, and an equally enthusiastic supporter of all D.C. sports.
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.