It’s a Saturday night, and the NorVa pulses with a 20 year old nostalgia: a shimmering incantation of adolescent girls in baby doll t’s, blue jeans and roll-on body glitter, a palpable sense of innocent longing, of late night summer diary scrawls with that one song stuck on repeat.
Then, in what feels like a blink, the girls in glitter are all grown up, and the boys from the boombox nights of their youth are DADS now. But somehow after all the years, the monotonous day jobs, and the face smack of real life beyond the teen magazine quiz results, here they are again before us! Still making great music, still singing the songs we came of age to and writing new songs that feel enough like the old ones that they trick us into feeling forever 14.
In a year punctuated with pivots, twists and turns- it seems to be an apropos era for new projects and artistic endeavors. GrimBright is Skye Zentz’s new eerie synthpop project, woven from the lore of old fairy tales and folk legends, and coupled with ethereal, driving rhythms! GrimBright carries the truths of powerful female narrators, from Evil Queens to Not so Little Red Riding Hoods, unveiling new perspectives on these well known characters with a fresh, modern edge. Entirely self recorded, mixed and mastered, this release marks the first of Zentz’s projects where she is acting as Artist, Engineer and Sole Producer.
The new self titled 4 song EP drops on Bandcamp on Friday October 23rd but will be available for preorder starting on Friday the 16th. Don’t miss this perfectly autumnal spooky soundtrack! Make sure to follow @grim_bright on Instagram.