Pop Songstress Miranda Glory Drops Dizzying New Single "Hypochondriac"
Nobody does lush, woozy dark-pop like Miranda Glory does. Based in Los Angeles, it's no wonder she's buzzing with talent. With a couple solo singles under her belt and a whole bunch of vocal features on catchy club anthems, Miranda's slowly but surely becoming a voice to reckon with.
Today, she drops her latest single, "Hypochondriac." Yet another sleek electro-pop tune, the track is a wildly clever tongue-in-cheek contemplation on Miranda's own neurotic tendencies: both medically and emotionally. That's what's so impressive about her songwriting here; on the surface, it's pretty clear that "Hypochondriac" covers themes about getting too deep into the black hole of webMD, but when you start to pick up on her witty references, you realize Miranda is also dwelling on the anxieties of love and all its obstacles. We asked Miranda to tell us a little about the track and here's what she had to say:
"Hypochondriac" opens with Miranda's vocals, a sort of breathy timbre seemingly once or twice removed from Phoebe Ryan's. Behind the anxious vocal line are tense rhythms bubbling beneath pops and bursts of percussion. When the chorus hits -- "My brain is tellin' lies to me, my body's malfunctioning" -- the beat drops briefly, flavorful in its rapid electronic treatment before Miranda leads the way once again. Throughout the track, we have moments of fast-paced vocal echoes, resounding swells, and in-your-face punches of percussion. Later, when Miranda sings "You paused before you said 'I love you' / You might as well be saying 'Fuck you,'" she expertly constructs the kind of emotional paranoia that can eat away at us in relationships, a smart parallel to her earlier lines referencing her health worries.
Bursting with dreamy dark-pop rhythms that creep and crawl like a slow burn, "Hypochondriac" is rich with quick-witted wordplay and hypnotic vocals, a smashing release from an emergent talent.