Glenn Thomas, the frontman for the alt rock trio Wild Sun, is exploring new avenues of Americana and folk inspirations with his new solo project. And today, we’re premiering the first solo single “The Longest Alibi You’ve Ever Heard,”
“The Longest Alibi You’ve Ever Heard” comes as Glenn Thomas’ first foray into releasing solo music. Written as a reflection on change, Thomas looks backwards at how time and bad decisions alter self-identity, and how those closest to you see those changes.
Glenn produced and performed all of the instruments on the recording, except for the pedal steel and violin. The song picks up on his alternative rock roots, but brings a new Americana and folk direction into the mix. The Track will be released via Palace Flophouse Records, on April 12, 2019.
Glenn spoke about the track saying:
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. 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 longest alibi” came from thinking about if I had to explain why I’d been they way I am for so long, as though one would be on trial for the person they’ve become.
Glenn will also be having a release show 4/19 at The East Room in Nashville, TN.
Glenn Thomas is the songwriter and frontman of the alternative rock band Wild Sun, who has quickly become an emerging staple in the New England music scene. The release of their debut album, produced by Bryce Goggin (Phish, Pavement) in 2015 on American Laundromat Records found their music in Top 200 rotation on the national college radio charts. Under the Wild Sun name, Glenn had a cover of Elliott Smith’s “Easy Way Out” on the nationally acclaimed “Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith” album featuring J. Mascis, Julien Baker, and more. Glenn has shared the stage with national acts such as Eve6, The Wombats, Blitzen Trapper, The Barr Brothers, Rubblebucket, Watsky, And The Kids, and others. In 2016, the band was mentioned by Rolling Stone, Spin, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, and their debut album “Little Truths,” was named one of the Top 20 Albums of 2015 by Motif Magazine alongside Wilco and Kendrick Lamar.
Glenn is currently living in Nashville and working on his debut solo album with producer Jordan Lehning (Rodney Crowell, Kacey Musgraves, Joshua Hedley).