Margaret Glaspy Releases New AA-Single Out Now via ATO Records
Singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy has released her new single “Love Is Real” b/w “Heart Shape” via ATO. She earlier shared “Love Is Real” to critical acclaim, with Consequence saying “Over swelling strings and a finger-picked guitar, Glaspy sings ‘You belong.’ And you do. Just listen to this song and you’ll feel it” and Northern Transmissions called it “the perfect ode to love.” Stereogum noted Glaspy “loves singing about love” and “Heart Shape” is further proof.
On the writing and recording of the track, Glaspy says, “The making of this song lifted me out of my COVID funk. Not being able to make music with my friends hit me hard during quarantine and made me realize why it is so special. I took the opportunity as a sign to get out of my comfort zone – every musician played on this song remotely and for me it was a new way to make art. It reminded me that music is basically magic. It can miraculously transcend location, space, and time.”
“Love Is Real” b/w “Heart Shape” is available across all DSPs today and you can find it HERE.
The core influence that shaped this release can be truly embraced from start to finish, Glaspy brings in emotion and weaves this delicate course of affection oozing from the vocal notes and the inticate instrumentation. The lyrics draw the listener in, creating a visual landscape which alters the audiences’ world too. The dynamic vocal harmonies proudly capture the very best of Glaspy throughout this single.
“Love Is Real” marks the first new music from Margaret since the release of her 2020 album, the critically acclaimed Devotion (ATO). The LP found love from Rolling Stone (“starkly beautiful”), to Billboard (“Devotion is a study in contrasts and cohesion…every verse fortifies Glaspy’s voice and the vulnerability she chooses to embrace in life, love and a world gone mad”) to Stereogum (“Margaret Glaspy stun[s] us with her commanding guitar work and penchant for amorous songwriting”) and beyond.