Marina City are back with “Glaze“, the latest preview of their new concept album and Alternate Reality Game (ARG), The Simulation via City of Dreams LLC. The new track serves as the introduction to The Simulation and ultimately kickstarted the band’s idea of turning it into the complex and emotionally driven concept album and ARG that it is today.
A song about deception, “Glaze” is from the viewpoint of a very manipulative character who is trying to convince the listener to trust them, to share all of their deepest secrets, and in the end to confine their entire being to them. “‘Glaze’ is a commentary on the false promises people in power create and the cheap talk they sell their followers in order to gain their allegiance,” explains Ryan Argast. “Musically, it’s a bit of a change of pace for the band but again the song is from a different point of view.”
Following the previously released “Youth” and “Runaways”, “Glaze” brings the listener deeper inside the realm of The Simulation by taking them all the way back to the beginning. The latest single finds the Chicago-based alternative rock band telling a story of manipulation and control as the exploiter dishes out scathing phrases like, “No one’s gonna love you like the way I’m loving you. If you run away you’ll run yourself into your grave,” and reminds us how we must always stay vigilant against those trying to use us for their gain.
Out October 12, 2022, The Simulation explores themes of societal distrust, mental health, and redemption. By participating in the accompanying ARG, fans/players will experience the emotional themes presented in each song firsthand. “We hope the album and the ARG will be a great way to bring fans closer to MARINA CITY, expose new people to our music, and most importantly, be an exciting experience,” says Argast.