Nico Yaryan – “Old Gloria”

Our introduction to LA solo act Nico Yaryan was “Just Tell Me,” a groovy retro pop song that reminds me of the Walkmen with a soulful skip in their step. Now Yaryan has shared full details of his Partisan debut album What A Tease along with the album’s opening song. “Old Gloria” is a grand, midtempo folk-rock ballad in the tradition of Van Morrison. The lyrics tell the story of a woman who’s been burned by her lover and is afraid she’s gotten too old to win the heart of another — presumably the beginning of the album’s narrative about Yaryan working on a marijuana farm to fund his transcontinental romance. Musically, it pulls inspiration from a lot of classic material and stands its ground. Listen below via KCRW.

Tracklist:
01 “Old Gloria”
02 “You Belong To Me”
03 “Just Tell Me”
04 “Dreamers”
05 “The Magic”
06 “Infinity”
07 “What A Tease”
08 “Nobody Tells My Baby”
09 “Witch Love”
10 “Your Love Never Lets Me Down”
11 “I’ll Stay With You When You Die”

What A Tease is out 2/26 on Partisan. Pre-order it here.

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