release date april 19th, 2019
Glenn Echo is a musical project from Matt Gaydar, started in 2015, now three years of age. Based out of Brooklyn, NY, Glenn Echo has soaked up influences from past residencies, such as Nashville, TN and Northampton, MA, to weave together textures of folk, singer-songwriter, alternative and experimental music, and blues to cultivate a unique sound and performance. Glenn Echo inspires a soundscape, surfacing a mix of genres and noise collages, creating an intimate space, or atmosphere, for connection.
‘Overwhelm’ is the new single from Glenn Echo, the first off an EP set to be released in 2019. Capturing raw emotion, ‘Overwhelm’ sets the brooding landscape of the anxieties of falling in love, the feeling of being overcome by the unknown.
From a single guitar to piercing cellos to a chaotic blossom of sound, Glenn Echo steers the spectrum of movement with his voice, a dark anchor of introspection.
Featuring Matt Gaydar (vocals/guitar), Peter Brownlee (piano/bass), Sam Walker (drums), Iris Dutour and Ziona Riley (vocals), and Austin Hoke (cello), ‘Overwhelm’ conjures the dynamic pulse of a heart in love, where words tangle and patience is necessary.
Cover painting: “sing a song of six pence” by Lisa Haddad
Cover graphic: Rachel Ajamie