Glass Taxi – “Tell The Truth”


A sharply melodic synth-pop emotiveness lingers on “Tell The Truth,” a new single from Glass Taxi. The duo of Matt Norris and Melissa Burgess mesh a sturdy ’80s pop nostalgia alongside modern lyrical explorations, regarding “the chasm between promises made and promises broken” within a society driven toward digital-ready instant gratification.

A radiant, expressive bursting of synths traverse into a vocal-fronted break, prompting a build-up of electronic sounds from a clanging synth-bass into more illuminated, Lynchian mystique. “You wanted in my head, you wanted in my bed,” the vocals let out during an effervescent hook, driving into a New Order-esque bass line. The ensuing “you never tell the truth,” bridge lends further intrigue. “You promised me the world like you have all the power,” sounds commiserating, lamenting being on the victim end of empty vows. “Tell The Truth” is a melodic, emotively relevant electro-pop success from Glass Taxi.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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