Glenn Davis – “Off The Line” (Stereogum Premiere)

Glenn Davis of the Columbus-based band Way Yes has been exploring solo work as a way to cope and heal since the dissolution of his marriage in 2013. Davis recently released his first solo EP Lost World earlier this year, but the solace that he has found in listening to and creating intimate songwriting has inspired him in such a profound way that he is releasing his first full-length solo album Waves & Webs this year as well.

“Off The Line,” the first single from the album, demonstrates the painful place Davis has been in, but the song is not mired in sorrow. Rather, it’s a story about the challenge of forgiving and the value in doing so. “Off The Line” is gentle, somber, and simply arranged, with the lull of an acoustic guitar leading the way. But its lyrics, conveyed soulfully via Davis’ distinctive delivery, allow for an honest illustration of what he has learned about relationships. A sense of maturity lingers in Davis’ voice that can hopefully inspire in the listener a sense of healing in the listener, too. Check it out.

Waves & Webs is out 7/22 via Gold Robot Records. Pre-order it here.