The Glorious Sons Talk About Success Of "S.O.S.," And Their Worst Ever Gig
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
April 5, 2019
About a year-and-a-half removed from the surprise success of their first U.S. No. 1 hit song, "S.O.S.," The Glorious Sons are far from tired of performing the song live.
"The crowds keep getting bigger and bigger," lead singer Brett Emmons tells Q104.3 New York's Our of the Box with Jonathan Clarke. "I mean, when we wrote the song, there was a general feeling in the air that we had done something really good, and it hasn't worn off yet. I still love the song."
It's a feeling the band is fortunate enough to be able to recreate each time it performs. The band members tell Out of the Box that they believe the song landed with American audiences because of its timeliness and inherent honesty.
"It's about the things North Americans are dealing with in general," Brett continued. "We've got a big pharmaceutical problem. Everybody kind of feels like they're helpless. And we've got a gun problem. It's better to talk about it than push it under the rug."
"You've got all these people all over the world riddled with anxiety," guitarist Chris Koster added. "They're on pharmaceutical drugs, and all the songs are about shaking your ass in the club. Nobody's talking about the things that Brett's writing about. I think that gives us a unique voice in this."
Watch the band perform "S.O.S." in the player below
Glorious Sons' Out of the Box interview was recorded before the band was scheduled to perform at the NHL's annual outdoor game in February. Playing guitars outdoors in Philadelphia in February is the stuff of nightmares for most musicians, but Glorious Sons know from experience that it could be much worse.
Brett says the band once performed at Niagara Falls when it was 28 degrees below 0. "It was pretty cold," he added. "You couldn't feel your fingers."
Check out the full interview above!
Here's the official music video for "S.O.S."