Glom and buffaBLOG go way back (see here, and here, and here, and here). We’re adding to our Glom collection with their latest single, “Below.” While Glom surely knows how to get upbeat and ebullient, “Below” takes a more mid-tempo route made popular by contemporaries like Slow Pulp or Goon. Deep, plucky guitars and charming synth tones pair perfectly with Glom’s simple-but-effective lyrical style. We’ll let Glom take it away with a perfect explanation of how “Below” came to fruition:

“To me, ‘Below’ almost materialized out of thin air. I picked up my guitar and tuned it down— lower than I’ve ever tuned it before with this project… Something about the low pluck of the strings brought out the melody and lyrics about me coming to terms with what I thought was expected of me as I grew up. I was 29 and creeping up on the next decade of my life, a decade where I thought I would have it all figured out. A year and a half later, I don’t have it ‘all figured out’ and probably won’t for another few years, but the cathartic release of the final chorus illustrates me being ok with the fact that my journey won’t have all the answers I’m looking for right away.

Be sure to add “Below” to your favorite Spotify playlist.