Glasser, a.k.a. electronic pop explorer Cameron Mesirow, has been hard at work on the follow-up to 2010's Ring for the past year or so, says record label True Panther. Her sophomore full-length won't arrive until sometime in October, but the Los Angeles artist has shared the first taste of the upcoming platter. Despite its title, "Shape" doesn't have a fixed form — the track oozes forward, feeding off of recurring bass swells and wispy, wordless vocal samples that churn around Mesirow's voice. Hear it above, via the fittingly liquid visual by Jonathan Turner, and read a short note Glasser wrote introducing "Shape."
I have been thinking a lot about space. Not only outer space and physical boundaries, but also inner mental space. There are so many beginnings and endings and edges and shores inside and outside our minds. Some are impossible to scale and they make us feel small. I feel small and far removed at times, and I push myself farther away in a kind of compulsion. There are physical comforts I cling to, but always when I cling to them I realize that the isolation I'm afraid of is in my heart and not on a crowded sidewalk. I also have moments of ecstasy, milestones that drive me forward in search of more. These emotions and sensations elude me though, they seem to exist in their own separate planes. I still chase them. I can become so mesmerized by something outside myself, a person or place that I try to reflect its power and the way it makes me feel.
This is why I feel so lucky to be able to make art, especially music. My experiences flow together and become the stuff of invention. I spent the last year and a half making my new album, which will come out in October. I thought about architecture, a physical imposition in my life, and the fluid emotional boundaries of relationships, also sometimes imposed.
More news to come, in the meantime, enjoy "SHAPE."