GLASS HANDS - Stretch the Limits of Metalcore on New Single "Reason to Stay"

Driven by powerful guitars, aggressive drum beats and poignant vocals, Indianapolis quintet Glass Hands have debuted their latest single "Reason to Stay."

The technical yet ambient track stretches the limits of metalcore with raw punk energy that's high on emotion. "Reason to Stay" is the first release since the band's 2018 album Dive which helped them soar to over 10,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

"'Reason to Stay' was originally written for 'Dive,' but it wasn’t quite how we wanted it to sound before the album release," says vocalist Adam Anderson. "We took some time, reworked it, changed some lyrics and now we think the track is something that stands on its own, apart from 'Dive.' It bridges the gap between 'Dive' and the newer sounds we’re working on for the next release."

"Reason to Stay" is themed around the concept of using mental illness as leverage in a relationship to gain attention and hold a partner hostage under threats of suicide. Either a painful life together, or death apart. Anderson explains "The song was hard to write because it’s personal to me, and it’s an experience I tried to block out of my mind years ago. It’s about wanting to help someone you love, but not being able to no matter how hard you try."

Glass Hands is based out of Indianapolis, IN, but has been touring regularly in and out of the Midwest since inception. They've played shows in almost every state in the Midwest and northeast, as well as a gig in Texas during SXSW 2017.

You can expect diversity and an influence from multiple genres in their music, which has kept their loyal listeners interested throughout the past 3 years. They believe that metalcore shouldn’t be as limiting as some artists let it be. You can find traces of rock, pop, punk rock, and death metal throughout their discography.

Tour Dates with VRSTY and Levels:

3/8 @ Thompson House - Newport, KY
3/9 @ Growlers - Memphis, TN
3/12 @ Cloud Springs Deli - Ringgold, GA
3/13 @ The Warrior on the River - Tallahassee, FL
3/14 @ Rok Bar - Daytona Beach, FL
3/15 @ Churchill's Pub - Miami, FL
3/16 @ Shanghai Nobby's - Saint Augustine, FL
3/17 @ Purgatory at The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/20 @ The Radio Room - Greenville, SC
3/21 @ 5th St. Distillery and Annex - Greenville, NC
3/22 @The Fire - Philadelphia, PA
3/23 @ Gold Sounds Bar - Brooklyn, NY