Singer/songwriter Glenn Thomas has won us over with his first new music as a solo artist.
A well-respected performer in the New England music scene, Thomas is the songwriter and frontman of Rhode Island alt rock band Wild Sun, which has achieved acclaim from publications including Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Spin. After relocating to Nashville, he is now delving into a solo career and working on his upcoming debut album with producer Jordan Lehning (Kacey Musgraves, Joshua Hedley).
Released last month, Thomas’s debut solo single “The Longest Alibi You’ve Ever Heard” brings together his alt rock background with elements of Americana and folk. The track is a profound exploration of change and its impact on our identity, as well as the impact of our decisions not only on ourselves, but on those around us too.
"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," Thomas explains. "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."
Listen to “The Longest Alibi You’ve Ever Heard” below.