Friday, July 7th marked The One Eighties’ triumphant return with “Two Jet Planes.” Autumn Brand and Daniel Cook’s first single of 2023 adds to their catalog of genre-bending explorations — and it’s just a taste of what’s on the way this summer.
The new track follows two lovers who can’t seem to pin down their intentions towards each other and their relationship. Likening their characters to “Two jet planes with no runway,” the songwriters reveal the importance of remaining grounded when it comes to building connections: “I see you want more just like me / sometimes you’ve got to crash to be free.” Brand’s delightful vocals dovetail alongside the duo’s signature mixed string instrumentation, which builds up and fades out to create space and reflect feelings of indecisiveness.
“Two Jet Planes” is the latest addition to The One Eighties’ foundational discography, which began with the haunting, western-tinged “Dead Star Light” and continued with Disco-Americana anthem “No King.” Their fast-approaching debut album will continue to showcase their favorite musical elements — “dreamy vocals, traditional roots instruments, 80’s synthesizers, and layered strings,” according to Brand.
“The album is called Minefields because life is unpredictable, ” shares Cook. “Themes cover personal struggles, relationships, and emotional growth. It’s lamenting at times, playful at others. We hope there’s something in it for everyone!”
Minefields arrives August 18th to all streaming platforms. Find “Two Jet Planes” and other releases from artists in the DMV, across the U.S., and around the globe on Alchemical Records’ Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube.
Emma Downes is a recent graduate of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA, where she studied English and Communication. As a lifelong writer and music lover, she is happy to be incorporating both into her work for Alchemical Records. When she’s not writing, she enjoys getting to know the DMV entertainment scene, drawing, and spending time with her four siblings.
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.