Gloriana Excited to Show Fans a ‘More Reflective, Mature Side’ With New Music
Gloriana has been through their fair share of ups and downs recently, but the now trio is ready to give fans something new with the release of their upcoming album on Warner Bros. Records.
"There’s definitely two sides of us, I feel," Gloriana's Tom Gossin tells Taste of Country. "There’s that ‘Wanna Take You Home’ side that’s fun, kind of happy go lucky, let’s have a party side of Gloriana, and then there’s this side like [our new single] ‘(Kissed You) Good Night,’ which is like half of the record. It’s kind of more reflective, serious, mature side of us that I’m really excited for people to hear."
Gloriana's remaining members now consist of Gossin, his brother Michael and Rachel Reinert. Cheyenne Kimball's left the band earlier this year. "When Cheyenne left the group, we actually went back in the studio and re-recorded the whole album," explains Gossin, revealing they had to eliminate Kimball's involvement with the project. "There was one song that she sang lead on and she wrote it, so we took it off the record and put a different one on. We reworked everything."
Gossin says the news of Kimball's exit shocked and saddened the entire band, leaving them wondering what the future would hold for Gloriana. "It’s funny … when that happened, it seemed like such a down moment and was very unexpected," notes Gossin. "We were like, ‘Oh my God! What’s this going to mean for us?’ They say everything in life happens for a reason, and if it’s meant to be it will work out. I think going back [in the studio] the second time and kind of reworking stuff was a blessing in disguise."
"When it was the four of us, there was a definite sound that was representative of all four of us," he continues. "Now that it’s just the three of us, it’s like the sound has changed a little bit because it’s representative of just the three people involved. I really dig it. I think the whole album sounds better than ever. I think it all happened for a reason. I can’t wait for people to hear it."