“You Don’t Know” is about the tender hurt beneath the anger of rejection. Unrequited love is a roller coaster and this is a piece of that picture. GL1TT3RP1SS is redefining what music can look and sound like. Their blend of R&B, Art-Pop, and weirdness is an audible representation of queerness and the joy and pain of queer love. GL1TT3RP1SS stands for all women, all queers, and anyone who has ever been told they weren’t enough. Their music nurtures connection through vulnerability and teaches others how to be brave enough to shine in a world not built for them. GL1TT3RP1SS aims to connect with their fans and serve as role-models. Both members of GL1TT3RP1SS are avid music connoisseurs, activists and visual artists. Their love of people, justice and art shine through their music and media creations. GL1TT3RP1SS loves you! Artists Bios/ Statements Jenny- Lives in Minneapolis, born in Minnesota. I started singing before I could talk. My earliest memories are of singing Mariah Carey, Brandy and SWV pretty much constantly. I always felt weird. I was the only Chicana in my small midwestern hometown for a very long time and was this eccentric little person who had a hard time with rules. Singing was a way to escape for me when I was growing up, it was a way of releasing the pain that I felt in an abusive household and being very gay in a time when it was shameful. I connect with that pain when I’m singing and I feel like there’s something special about sharing that part of me with other people. I got an MBA a few years ago and my kids are 15 and 16 so this is the first time that I’ve really had the autonomy and bandwidth to explore creating music for mass consumption and connecting with fans which I feel is very important to this project. I stand tall and sing- a second generation American queer Chicana who experienced abuse, homelessness, addiction but is still soft, strong and vulnerable. We can look to light even in the rain. Emma has been in bands for a chunk of her life so she’s had a huge hand in me deciding to work on vocals and lyrics in more of a performative way. My influences are Mariah Carey, Jazmine Sullivan, Jorja Smith, Amber Mark and Chino Moreno. Emma- Lives in Minneapolis, born in Arizona Emma (AKA Daughter of Dawn) grew up all over the world as a military brat, living in 9 states across the U.S. and Japan. Throughout her travels, she cultivated a far-reaching appreciation for all genres of music and devoured any album she could get her hands on. She has been a prolific musician and an avid music collector/fan for all of her life. Emma joined her first band at the age of 15 and began the life of a semi-professional musician. For the next 20 years, she would spend every ounce of her vast creative energy crafting music and touring the world. Music literally saved her life. If it wasn’t for the support of other trans musicians, the larger music community, and her ability to channel the frustrations, anger, joy, and euphoria she felt through the early days of her transition, she would not be with us today. She wrote, composed, and crafted new songs and albums that aligned with the experience of transitioning, isolation, and joy. She fell in love with production and electronic music, became obsessed with sound and texture, and started incorporating these elements into something truly unique. Something vulnerable and full of passion. Enter GL1TT3RP1SS.
- music promotion, singing, songwriting, music production / mastering
Really enjoy the build-up of this song, plus when the beat drops my face pulled that "dang, this is tasty" face. Lovely vocals, very driving rhythmic vibe. Enjoyable tune which I'm sure will appeal to many folk
Very interesting (and cool name, too!) Love the vibe and production. No notes from me on any of that. What's the plan going forward? Radio play? Streaming? Licensing and sync? All these avenues need to be explored. (A caution re: radio: Focus on satellite radio and campus stations. You might find some commercial stations willing to take a chance on a new music show, but that's a tough nut to crack.) If there's money in the budget, put up a YouTube video, even if it's only a visualizer or lyric video. You gotta be on that platform. Exploit the themes you explore in this song. Make sure it gets out to as many LGBTQ+ sites as you can. You're bound to find support there. Meanwhile, think about excising a 30-second clip for TikTok and posting something there. I can see this being a powerful song for going viral. Good luck--and please keep making music.
Raw, beautiful song with a solid dreamy / hazy production that puts the listener in a melancholy daze. Def an enjoyable song that could appeal to a wide range of audiences and has a pop sensibility while also remaining true to form. I dig the message you're promoting too. In terms of promotional advice, I would start by suggesting that you include links to hear more music online and your social media in your Fluence submission along with the track description and bio. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture of who you are and what you're about along with an easy way to find more of your music if they're interested. If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. Also, I can't stress enough how imporant Bandcamp is for indie artists so make sure you build a presence there and put your music on there. I would suggest setting it up as a pay-what-you-want download to try to build some fans from the get-go. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a specialized music marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (instagram, tik tok, twitter, Triller, etc) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. Having strong visual content and music videos can def help get your music out there more than just releasing it without any promotional effort. Lastly I said it above but can't stress enough how important it is to build your own fanbase on social media and really push your own personality across your channels and have it look and feel as pro as possible. Artists have more power than ever these days so take advantage of all the tools available! Since you have a positive message to promote, even better and if you stay authentic and strategic you should be able to really connect with your fanbase. Best of luck!