As the year winds down, so does the steady flow of Carolina Grown shows. Sadly as a full-time student when exams roll around and the breaks come through, this road-worn DJ finds himself burning the midnight oil a bit too close. But, don’t mourn for the lack of new programs just yet, because there’s still two full shows left before we take a holiday break! This week’s edition of Carolina Grown on Dec. 6 will feature a guest that I’ve had planned for quite some time, but due to untimely holiday realizations and basketball games we’ve had to push him back a few times. However, I’m excited to finally have Brian Franklin from Bridges on this week to discuss the work on his debut full-length Glass Mask, and where the project will go from here.
Bridges made their first steps into the NC music scene this summer as they slowly released a few singles from their debut full-length Glass Mask. Once the album dropped in the beginning of October, the mood felt just right. There’s nothing like crisp fall weather for some low-key soundtracks of self-loathing and self-realization. Glass Mask chronicles the difficulties of loss and the struggles one goes through in overcoming these instances. Whether you put on a glass mask to hide it all or lament of your pain through tightly wound indie pop songs, everyone finds themselves ready to curl up with a nice record in a warm home and forget about all of your external woes. Glass Mask serves as a wonderful release for moments just like that.
Bridges’ music captures the manic frustration that comes along in life’s defining moments, and throughout the 5:00 hour I’ll talk with Brian Franklin about the process behind writing these songs and how Bridges came together. We’ll also be hearing some stripped down renditions of a few songs from Glass Mask, so tune in from 5-7 this Friday to hear tons of local goodness and to find out more about one of the most promising new acts in the Triangle.