Americana/folk singer songwriter Glenn Thomas has just shared his debut single as a solo artist with “The Longest Alibi You’ve Ever Heard.” Originally coming off of fronting the Rhode Island-based alt rock band Wild Sun, Thomas is now here to present a new side to himself. His new solo track is the first he’s released since moving to Nashville, whose rich music history has engrained itself within his writing. The new track tackles themes of self identity and change, while musically it’s got a country and folk influence all over it, Thomas may be new to this style, but his captivating voice fits in comfortably.
Speaking about the ideas behind the song, Glenn Thomas says:
”I wrote the song thinking about a couple people who haven’t been in my life for a long time, but I looked up to. I imagined them seeing me now and wondered if all the decisions I had made amounted to something worthy of their respect. The idea behind the song came from thinking about if I had to explain why I’d been the way I am for so long, as though one would be on trial for the person they’ve become.”
In the midst of Glenn Thomas moving across the country, he’s not found himself settled into the Nashville scene, ready to grab the ears of listeners all over. “The Longest Alibi You’ve Ever Heard” is a perfect introduction to his new solo career. He built the track up by himself, playing every instrument except pedal steel and violin. This dedication will see him through to a massive new audience, and it shouldn’t take too long. He’s already recording a full length solo album with Jordan Lehning producing, slated for release later this year.
Check out “The Longest Alibi You’ve Ever Heard” right here.
To celebrate the release of his new solo single, Glenn Thomas will be performing a special release show at The East Room in Nashville next Friday, April 19. Hell also be headed to The Nashup at Alley Taps this Sunday, April 14. For more information about both events, head here.
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