A longtime supporter of The Glitch Mob, I was excited to discover their latest innovation of sound, a new collaboration with talented producer LICK titled "System Bleed." Riding the momentum of a big 2018, the single, out now on their longtime emblem Glass Air Records marks the trio's first release in 2019. The Glitch Mob enjoyed a highly fruitful 2018 with the release of their third studio album See Without Eyes, a global headline tour, and the release of "RISE" with Mako and metal group The Word Alive, featured on the soundtrack to video game League of Legends. Since its release "RISE" has amassed nearly 200,000,000 streams across all major DSP platforms, making the gaming anthem the trio's most popular single to date.
"System Bleed" marks the first of many new joint efforts that the trio will release before the close of 2019 and a new era for The Glitch Mob. In 2010 The Glitch Mob was one of the first bass music acts to implode the mainstream music market with the release of their EP Drink The Sea. The trio has constantly fought to keep their sound fresh by pushing the boundaries of modern music and incorporating the latest music technology trends. With the evolution of bass music, their sound has also progressively gotten grittier and edgier.
For "System Bleed" The Glitch Mob strategically teamed up with enigmatic mid-tempo bass producer LICK, who just released his debut album DARK VIBE ORDER on Denver-based label ALT:Vision Records. Their most recent tour also found them touring alongside mainstay bass music acts NGHTMRE, Slander and Seven Lions. With highly anticipated upcoming performances at Warehouse of Horrors in New York City and Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, "System Bleed" and its accompanying visual video vigorously reflect the progression of The Glitch Mob sound.
The Glitch Mob had this to say in reference to the release of their latest single, "We are so fired up to finally release this track with LICK. He’s an incredible young artist and we’ve been playing versions of this in our sets all year. This will be first in a series of collaborations with producers that we admire and creatively vibe with."
Listen to "System Bleed" below.