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Hoops drift into a daydream on “Glad You Stayed”

The third single from the forthcoming Halo.

July 22, 2020
Hoops drift into a daydream on “Glad You Stayed” Athena Merry

Indiana dream-pop trio Hoops recently returned from a two-year hiatus with news of a second full-length album, Halo, out on October 2. They've already released two singles from the record, which came from completely different angles — "They Say" was a supple and cleanly produced R&B track, while "Fall Back" sounded like a distorted and euphoric throwback to mid-'90s shoegaze. Today they're premiering the third song from the record, "Glad You Stayed." It's closer in sound to "They Stay," a wave of guitars and major chords washing Keagan Beresford's careful voice forwards and building to a fuzzy crescendo. It was written by Beresford, who said in a press statement that the lyrics focus on a friend of the band who attempted suicide. “It was the first time I had experienced something like that,” Beresford said. “It brought a whirlwind of conflicting emotions, but more than anything I was just happy they survived.”

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Listen to "Glad You Stayed" at the top of the page. Halo is out via Fat Possum on October 2, and you can pre-order the album here.

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Hoops drift into a daydream on “Glad You Stayed”