SINGLE REVIEW: Glades – Crush

2020 has been an exciting year for Glades as the Australian pop trio have been rolling out a string of polished singles from their highly anticipated forthcoming sophomore record ‘Planetarium’. Following in the footsteps of the DIY tinged ‘Vertigo’ and the euphoric pop layered ‘Blonde’, they’ve backed them up with a pulsating synth and bass anthem.

‘Crush’ is a playful song that is all about the crossed lines of intention. Reflecting on how you can accidentally lead someone on by just being genuinely nice to them, they declare to someone that they really aren’t interested even though they’ve apparently come across keen. 

“Did I say too much? I don’t wanna be your crush. It’s a no from me. It’s a no on us. It’s not personal. Hope that you meet someone. But that won’t be me. I won’t be your crush” lead singer Karina Savage playfully sings during the chorus. 

The playful concept is then complimented by a bass and groove driven production that is rhythmically slick, and has you wanting to immediately dance along to this sassy delivery. The production is very reminiscent of Charlie Puth’s ‘Attention’ and Dua Lipa’s ‘Break My Heart’ with it’s funk injected sound. 

‘Crush’ is yet another strong pop song that continues to highlight Glades’ strong songwriting and production skills as you will have the hook stuck in your head hours after listening to it.