Gloss is an all girl pop fusion group formed in 2020. The band consists of Sophia Grosshauser (vocals/keys), Mollie Schechter (drums), Isabella Amada (bass), and Corinne Kite-Dean (guitar). Their music pulls from various genres including jazz, synth pop, funk, latin and more, leading to a sound that is difficult to define. Though the group is still in its infancy, they’ve solidified their place as one of the heavy-hitters in the Philadelphia DIY scene with their high energy performances and one of a kind sound.
Thank you for taking this interview! How has the New Year been for you so far as an artist?
It's been great! We've grown a lot over the past 5 months because we've been playing so frequently. We're ecstatic about how our EP turned out and we're excited to do some weekender tours and write more music this Summer.
Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist?
At the beginning we were more focused on an indie/R&B vibe and took lots of inspiration from artists in that realm. Since then, we've expanded our horizons to include more elements of synthpop and jazz fusion especially. We've really solidified our own identity over the last year.
How did you come up with your latest project?
We began writing when Sophia got rejected a lot. She was going for the wrong guys. Now she kinda dates a woman who puts lots of reverb on her vocals. Everyone thinks it’s a solid improvement all around.
Where are you from originally?
Montana, and Arizona, and central Jersey, and South Jersey, and Philly
Where do you live now?
Philly, and Philly, and Philly, and still south Jersey (soon to be Philly)
Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made?
Yeah, Philly has a really passionate and accepting music culture, which facilitates growth and good vibes and lesbianism. What was the inspiration to make music your career?
How do you want to shape your career?
We just want to have fun and make people have a good time. We're ready for that modus operandi to take us wherever it may.
Do you work on a tight timeline always or do you go with the flow when it comes to your music?
We have a timeline that we try to stick to, but we try to be malleable to whatever opportunity comes our way.
How did your latest title of your music come to be?
We would just like to ask all men if they are OK (derogatory) We would like to ask all non men if they are also OK (<3)
Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done?
Not at all. We're not perfectionists in most cases, and we love letting songs change over time with what works best live.
Do you feel an emotional attachment to your music?
Yes, all of the lyrics are really personal. Of course, Sophia writes all the lyrics, so they're personal to her. The rest of us have no attachment whatsoever.
How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet?
Where do they go to listen NOW?
deezer What has been the best fan reaction to your music?
We found out through a friend who teaches kids that we have a fan who is in eighth grade and made her own patch to put on her jacket. We all cried.
Is there anything exciting coming up for you?
We have lots of shows coming up this Summer that we're stoked for (Pride fest 6/11, Vermont 6/24, Milk Boy 7/17, The Palace's South Philly Fest in August, and a VERY special Halloween show that we're already hype for).
Are you performing the song anywhere LIVE?
We have shows basically every weekend where you can hear all of our songs and every other song that has ever been written. We know how to play every song. Every. Single. Song.
Give us all your socials and links so fans can link up with you!
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/gloss.band/ TikTok: https://firstname.lastname@example.org?lang=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/glossgals Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glossband123 Linktree: https://linktr.ee/glossband