Glassio is the Alt-Dance/Dream-Pop project of Irish-Persian songwriter and producer Sam R. Often melding 1970s-style songwriting with modern electronic-pop, Brooklyn-based Glassio has carved out a space in the Indie-Electronic sphere that is uniquely his own over the past 6 years, breaking Spotify Viral charts around the world and bridging influences from Disco to Psychedelic-Pop to Chamber-Pop.
A debut EP Poptimism was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and viral success with lead single “Try Much Harder” peaking at No. 9 on the Global Viral Charts on Spotify. A series of singles and the Age of Experience EP followed in 2018, further cementing Glassio as an act that “proves that electronic music and great storytelling are a perfect match.”
His debut album, For The Very Last Time, was released via Downtown Music in 2020, garnering over 7 million streams online, and recognition from Bandcamp as one of the best electronic albums of the year. The record featured guest vocals from Brooklyn-based songwriter Daneshevskaya. Follow up album, See You Shine, made waves in Europe, charting at No. 1 on multiple iTunes Charts around the world. Lead single “Breakaway” was featured in Amazon Studios’ feature film Don’t Make Me Go and Netflix’s Locke and Key.
Outside of Glassio, Sam R. has collaborated with a wide variety of artists on their music and visuals, including Warner Case, Clubhouse, French Horn Rebellion, and has remixed the likes of Urchn, Madge and Sulene.
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