Shoegaze has gained its fair share of critics in the past few years, with some artists performing in the genre acting as caricatures of a very legitimate form of musical expression. A Sunny Day In Glasgow is one of those bands that has been labeled as shoegaze, but instead of adhering to the genre’s standard tropes, there is something innately refreshing about their latest single, “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing).”
As much of a mouthful as that title is, it doesn’t even come close to touching the fountain of ideas and concepts the band toys with here. Jen Goma’s incredible vocal aerobatics go hand-in-hand with the the urgent sonic backdrop behind her. What’s most remarkable about “In Love With Useless” is how the breakneck tempo doesn’t feel rushed as much as it conveys a sense of manic jubilation.