In 'Somebody to Anybody,' singer/songwriter Margaret Glaspy resolves to live outside others' expectations ('I don't want to be somebody to anybody, no...'), and sounds about as confident in this statement as anything she's released to date. The song is an appropriate introduction to the Brooklyn-by-California artist. At once hard-edged and intimate, jarring and softly sweet, the girl-next-door and a growling tempest, it's a losing task to try and tie Glaspy's pristine talent to any predictable expectation. Faster and sunnier single "Emotion and Math" (streaming) is another example of Margaret's ambivalence, right from its title.
Considering that she's moved in short order from participation in fiddling competitions in California, to playing crunchy folk jams in Boston, to the New York-based set you'll soon hear from her debut full-length 'Emotions and Math,' (ATO Records), it's immediately apparent this is an artist that doesn't settle - neither geographically nor artistically. Margaret Glaspy will be touring as Lucius' opening act this summer, but you can catch the artist when she plays at Baby's All Right on Sat, June 18th, and get the new record when it's released from ATO Records (also home to King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard!!!) on June 17th. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)
We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best rootsy songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!