Today’s Song: Portland, OR’s Glitterfox Ache With Anxiety & Exhaustion on “TV,” a Cathartic Indie Rock Anthem

Glitterfox © Jacquelyn Rachelle Cruz
Glitterfox © Jacquelyn Rachelle Cruz
Achingly intimate and intensely vulnerable, Glitterfox’s “TV” is a cathartic eruption of pain, exhaustion, and emotionally charged indie rock: A tender song full of turbulence and turmoil, longing for a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel.
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Screaming at the TV, like can’t somebody see me? Spend another day in lost and found…

Take me higher to that holy fire; I can’t find the spirit anymore,” Glitterfox’s Solange Igoa sings at the start of “TV,” their shivering voice a beacon of heavy warmth in a dark and ethereal soundscape. “The sun is setting, and these days are getting harder just to make it out the door.” Theirs is a cry up from the all-consuming darkness; a call for connection, compassion, and release from their present haunts.

Ever the emotional rollercoaster, life swings high and brings us joy and elation; when it swings low, we’re prone to go down in sinking ships of our own – and Glitterfox’s latest comes to us straight from the bottom of the ocean floor. Achingly intimate and intensely vulnerable, “TV” is a cathartic eruption of pain, exhaustion, and emotionally charged indie rock: A tender song full of turbulence and turmoil, longing for a light at the end of this long, dark tunnel.

TV - Glitterfox
TV – Glitterfox
Take me higher to that holy fire
I can’t find the spirit anymore
The sun is setting
And these days are getting
Harder just to make it out the door

Released October 25, 2023 via Kill Rock Stars, “TV” is the breathtaking second single of the year from Portland, Oregon’s Glitterfox. Following August’s spirited “Drive,” which signaled the band’s return over a year after May 2022’s sophomore EP Night, “TV” arrives with an intoxicating wave of melancholia and dejection.

The band formed by married couple Solange Igoa and Andrea Walker – who recently(-ish) brought on singer/songwriter and bassist Eric Stalker and drummer Blaine Heinonen to round up to a foursome – Glitterfox self-describe as an “indie soundtrack for driving off into the sunset,” and damn if their new song isn’t perfect for just that.

Glitterfox's Solange Igoa and Andrea Walker © Jacquelyn Rachelle Cruz
Glitterfox’s Solange Igoa and Andrea Walker © Jacquelyn Rachelle Cruz



Let it be known that sad songs can slap just as hard as happy ones – and “TV” channels deep depression into an impassioned, exhilarating anthem.

Glitterfox come to a dazzling climax in the song’s chorus, a moment of raw vulnerability and emotional exposure:

And I’m staring at the TV
Like something’s gonna reach me
Like someone’s gonna turn & call my name
Drowning in my own bed
Locked up in my own head
Waiting on a color besides this gray

“This is one of the most intensely personal songs I’ve ever written, so much so that it’s hard to share in a lot of depth and transparency about the subject,” Andrea Walker tells Atwood Magazine. “But I can say that I was going through one of the hardest times I’ve ever experienced, in my relationship and in my personal life. Two of the people I’m closest to in the world were struggling with alcohol and substance abuse. And at the same time my own mental health was plummeting. I was overwhelmed with depression and anxiety every day and completely consumed in my loved ones’ chaos.”

“I just remember feeling totally numb and detached from everything,” they continue. “And at the same time like my brain was on fire. I poured all those feelings into the song: The sadness, the numbness, this overwhelming sense of feeling lost and disconnected in the world. But when I was working on the demo it came out with this dance vibe. Which is actually one of my favorite approaches in songwriting – take a sad song or subject but deliver it in an upbeat way, make it something you want to move to.”

“Eventually, after a lot of time and therapy and reaching out for help, things started getting better for me and my loved ones. And the song ended up feeling like this anthem, this determination not to give up. It’s a reminder that no matter what we’re going through, there is a way through it. It may feel impossible to see, or to believe in. But it’s there.”

places and the ragged faces
Find me in the mirror every time
A faded city used to shine so pretty
Now she’s just a broken highway sign
Glitterfox © Jacquelyn Rachelle Cruz
Glitterfox © Jacquelyn Rachelle Cruz



Drowning in my own bed, locked up in my own head, waiting on a color besides this gray…

And I’m staring at the TV
Like something’s gonna reach me
Like someone’s gonna turn & call my name
Drowning in my own bed
Locked up in my own head
Waiting on a color besides this gray

Reminiscent of mid 2000s-era Death Cab for Cutie, “TV” is a poetic release of all the things that hang heavy on the soul – or at least, it yearns for such a release.

Those inner demons still haunt the narrator at the song’s end, as they continue to bare their soul, “screaming at the tv, like can’t somebody see me? Spend another day in lost and found.” Depression and anxiety don’t go away in a day, nor do they go away just because we want them to. But if you’re reading this and currently suffering, like Walker was when they wrote this song, know that there is a light, that there is hope, and that one day, you might wake up and realize, today I feel good.

And I can feel the fire
Dancing on a wire
But honey I can see the long way down
Screaming at the TV
Like can’t somebody see me
Spend another day in lost and found

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