Cameron Mesirow, who records as Glasser, has returned with crux, an album of dreamy experimental pop and layered electronics which explores themes of personal identity, emotional vulnerability, and the human experience.
Glasser has made a remarkable return after a decade-long hiatus with her third album, crux. The album delves deep into themes of personal identity, emotional vulnerability, and the human experience, taking the listener on a journey of self-discovery. Glasser explores intimate experiences with a mature and cathartic perspective, addressing topics such as the loss of a close friend and the fragility of life and relationships in uncertain times. The album emphasizes the role of creativity as a means of healing and introspection, encouraging listeners to confront their own feelings of grief, anxiety, and insecurity.
Musically, crux ventures into uncharted territory for the artist, incorporating elements of traditional folk, Celtic, and Eastern-European styles into her signature lush, atmospheric production. The result is a rich tapestry of sound, complete with intricate vocal harmonies and complex rhythms, which add depth and complexity to her already mesmerizing sonic palette.
Glasser's earlier work, including the critically acclaimed albums Ring and Interiors, established her as a true force of electronic music. She has graced the stages of prestigious venues and festivals, including MoMA, PS1, Coachella, and more, and collaborated with renowned artists such as Fever Ray, Jamie xx, and John Talabot.
Born in Boston and raised in the Bay Area, Cameron Mesirow's musical journey - from her early GarageBand demos to her self-released project Sextape - has been a remarkable one. Released on One Little Independent Records, crux is poised to be the defining moment in Mesirow's career, showcasing her evolution as an artist and her ability to craft music that transcends boundaries and touches the soul. It's an album that invites listeners to explore their own inner landscapes and discover the “crux” of their existence within the music.