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Glassio travels back in time to ask “Are You Having Fun Without Me?”

Check out the Queens dream-popster’s introspective latest single.

January 22, 2020
Glassio travels back in time to ask “Are You Having Fun Without Me?” Katelyn Kopenhaver

There's a certain wistfulness to Glassio's "Are You Having Fun Without Me?" that bears the mark of the emotive qualities of 1980s synth-pop, as the Queens-based artist asks the titular question over a soft tangle of synths and a pulsing backbeat. "I was uprooted many times in my childhood and came from a fairly dysfunctional family," he explains in an email to the FADER about the song. "For me, it was loosely inspired by breaking away from some figures in my childhood that betrayed my trust. It’s also a partial nod to wondering how friends that I couldn’t keep in touch with were doing on opposite ends of the globe. Because we moved around so much, my siblings and I spent a lot of our lives making connections, and quickly losing them. I hope the song speaks its own meaning to anyone that has left behind people that didn’t accept them for who they were, or betrayed by someone they had once trusted.”

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“I wrote the song walking home one night from a show in Brooklyn and recorded/produced it from my Brooklyn apartment," he continues. "I played it for my friend Anna Beckman (who makes music as Daneshevskaya) - she eventually sang vocals on it with me. She completely brought it to life and it wouldn’t have been the same end product without her contributions."

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Glassio travels back in time to ask “Are You Having Fun Without Me?”