Fresh Cut: 'Cherry on Top' by No Glitter 

click to enlarge No Glitter’s “Cherry on Top” is a full-bodied, 90’s-influenced rock song that celebrates reconnecting with old friends. - PHOTO BY MIKE TURZANSKI
  • PHOTO BY MIKE TURZANSKI
  • No Glitter’s “Cherry on Top” is a full-bodied, 90’s-influenced rock song that celebrates reconnecting with old friends.

No Glitter
‘Cherry on Top’
Self-released
noglitter.bandcamp.com


When No Glitter’s Billy Martin reconnected with friends back in his hometown earlier this year, he was inspired to write a few songs based on the experience. The resulting album, “The Old City,” is due out on January 18. "The Old City" was recorded as a solo project in late summer at Wicked Squid Studios with Martin – a drummer by trade – singing and performing all the parts. No Glitter’s track “Cherry on Top” is a tribute to the long-standing relationships that endure despite the geographical distance between friends  or the changes in our lives.

“Cherry on Top” blasts off with equal doses of guitar and drums that launch the tune toward a snarly riff,  with simultaneous punches in the bass line. Martin sings about places and parties and people whose names he won’t remember, but declares, “A few of us will be around forever.” The song’s simple refrain of “Every time I go home” sets itself against an explosive backdrop of instrumental precision that eventually leads to the outro chorus.

“Cherry on Top” is a full-bodied rocker built on a 90’s platform, playing like a theme song for anyone who recognizes that old social circles are a treasure.

For more music from No Glitter,  visit noglitter.bandcamp.com.
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