We’ve been playing out Glisan’s new track Until I Hit The Floor a lot recently – but who is he? We caught up with him to find out …
Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
I’m a husband and father of three, with a full-time day job, trying to carve out a few tracks in my modest home studio. I’ve enjoyed writing and recording music for years, and if it didn’t border on addiction for me I’d find a less time consuming hobby.
When did you first start to develop a passion for music?
I got my first guitar at thirteen and spent most days in my room playing as loud as my mother would let me. However, my interest in music started years before that.
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
I listened to a lot of metal and classic rock stuff growing up; Metallica, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin come to mind, the usual suspects in those genres.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
My songs can vary widely in instrumentation but I like to think that I combine elements of classic popular music (ie. Rolling Stones, The Cure and the artists mentioned above) with the more contemporary sounds and production of artists like M83, The War On Drugs, Lorn, Twin Shadow, Billie Eilish, etc.
What music have you recorded and released to date?
I released an EP in 2017 under the name David Symeon and followed that with a couple single releases over the next two years. “When the Moon Comes Down” was released in 2019 and it’s probably the one I’m most proud of up to that point. It’s kind of a laid back, electro, alt-country type track.
Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?
In addition to the artists mentioned previously, I’m always looking for new artist to enjoy. I love the southern rock sound of Band Of Horses and Phosphorecent but on the production side of things I like artists like Phantogram, Lorn, Big Black Delta, etc. They all have an influence on my music, whether consciously or subconsciously.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
I think Jacquire King would be a great producer to work with. He looks to be laid back and has a great track record of producing great recordings.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to become more efficient in the way that I work. I have plenty of half-baked songs and ideas that I want to see finished. The goal this year is to release, on average, a track per month. “Until I Hit the Floor” is my first release this year, so I’m already behind schedule. However, I have a track called “Here We Come” out next week.
Where can we find out more about you?