On the surface, the latest single “Chemicals” by the alternative synth-pop trio from Colorado, Glass Cases, is upbeat and makes for easy listening. A deeper lyrical dive uncovers themes of inner conflict and mental health, tied together by Christian undertones. The internal conflict is made strikingly apparent in the track’s accompanying music video, set at an abandoned gas station somewhere in Colorado.

Glass Cases brings a whole new energy to the pop / synth-rock genre. The acrobatic vocals of bassist Alex van Keulen are paired with the spoken word stylings of Austin Seifert, bouncing between ukulele and piano, giving the group an attention-grabbing sound underpinned by the dynamic rhythms of drummer Cameron Greene.

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