- 02 Nov 17
"It's natural, but fucking terrifying too", says Glenn Rosborough of the new phase in his career.
"You've no one else to hide behind, not even a pseudonym."
An established Derry singer-songwriter, he first came to prominence with the band Kharma 45, who were signed to Warner Brothers. Later forming Intermission, who earned praise from Bob Geldof, he further established himself as one of the North's best and brightest artists. However, the singer has produced perhaps his best work yet with debut solo single 'Burn Blue'. Wonderfully ethereal, the orchestral tune is inspired by his "nerding out as an amateur astrologist." Elaborating further, he says that the track "is about endings in my life. It's about the bravery of accepting those changes, by way of using astronomy and burning stars as metaphors."
"'Burn Blue' is my first proper single and I'm working towards an album next year," he continues. "Reaching this point in my career feels natural, even if it looks like a leap from the outside. Only I got to see the in-between steps of constant writing, and incorporating new elements into the sound. This new stage was informed by the experience of being in bands and on a major label. That taught me how to focus, what to worry about and to trust my own instincts. You know best what you should sound like. After that, it's just a matter of finding confidence to fully realise it."