Hailing from Perak, Malaysia, alternative metal collective Glistening Redchair (GRC) has uploaded a preview revealing the tracks for their new album CELESTIAL which is going to be available for digital purchase on 26 May. This exciting news came out not long after GRC released their latest single ELABORATE DREAMY STATE earlier on 3 March.
And here is what Gheff Abd Ghafar (vocals/guitars/production) has to say about the new album:
“We started working on the album not long after we ended our Therapy Session mini-tour around Peninsular Malaysia back in December 2019. But things were not really moving anywhere until the pandemic hit in March 2020, and later, two of our band members called it quits. It was quite demotivating, to be honest.
Then a new inspiration came to me as I was discussing with Firdaus Nasir, our live show drummer, which resulted in two major decisions: 1) GRC to continue as a collective rather than a band, and 2) the new album will be about the concept of exploration into the unknown, which is a bit ironic since I was not able to go anywhere due to the pandemic. Themes about outer space naturally flowed into the songwriting process with all this news about Elon Musk and his Mars mission, and perhaps some influences from all the video games I played to spend all the abundant times that I suddenly have since we all started working from home.”