glaive's "the car" Is an Infectious Joyride Through Imagined Deception
Hyperpop sensation glaive has released the third and final single from his forthcoming debut album, i care so much that i don't care at all, and it SLAPS. Having first teased the song on Twitter in late 2022, the track shares glaive's imaginary take on a cheating situation between a friend of his and the boy's girlfriend.
"the car" is a banger that opens with glaive's pleading vocals singing, "I was standing in the dark, and I'm hoping that you saw me." As the song's bombastic choruses reflect on the girl's words and actions, the verses describe how the boy and glaive's friend feel, making him feel increasingly guilty for being the partner in crime. As the story goes on, he gets a dose of reality, looking back on his father's words, "that you can't miss what you never had." As everyone involved goes through mixed emotions, the girl makes it unclear who she wants as she gets together with a new boy.
"The car was one of the only songs I didn't write from my perspective but rather from the perspective of a friend who was cheated on," says glaive. "I had made so many songs for the album that I was running out of personal emotions to express, and I wrote this without full context of the situation but how I would imagine and interpret it."
The accompanying music video, directed by Adrian Villagomez, is the third and final in a European trilogy shot in Georgia that spans previous album singles "all i do is try my best" and "as if." The visual sees glaive in a literal getaway car, trying to escape as a baseball bat-wielding gang pursues him and a friend. Viewers are left on the edge of their seats watching the duo run through the wilderness, desperately trying to find refuge.
The brand new track will be featured on glaive's forthcoming debut album, i care so much that i dont care at all, out July 14. The upcoming record will also include his last single, "im nothing thats all i am," released earlier this spring. Produced with previous collaborators Jeff Hazin and Ralph Castelli, i care so much that i dont care at all sees the young artist turning inward, reflecting with blunt honesty about growing up and outgrowing his North Carolina hometown. In celebration of the new music, glaive will embark on an extensive tour this summer with support from special guests Polo Perks, Origami Angel, and Oso Oso. The run will see glaive performing across North America, including dates at New York's Webster Hall, Los Angeles' The Wiltern, Chicago's Metro, and his hometown at Asheville's The Orange Peel.
Watch "the car" music video below: