GLASSIO is the Brooklyn-based lndie-Dance/Dream-Pop project of Irish-Iranian singer, songwriter and producer Sam R. His music has garnered 10s of millions of streams over the course of his career, breaking Spotify Global charts around the world, and finding compelling placements in shows and feature films on Netflix, HBO, and Amazon Studios.
Glassio's debut single "Try Much Harder" peaked at No. 9 on the Spotify Global Viral Charts in early 2016. The release of the singles "Morning House," "Daydream" and "Back for More" brought Glassio to the top tier of up and coming electronic artists in NYC. They were soon opening for acts like Fujiya and Miyagi, Electric Youth and Miami Horror. "Daydream" became a dance-hit in Latin America, making it to No. 1 on the Dominican Republic iTunes Charts and finding itself on New Music Friday South America. 2018 saw the group perform at SXSW festival, where they were named one of the best electronic acts by Ladygunn Magazine.
In 2018, Sam R. released the Age of Experience EP, heralded by Mother Jones as "proof that electronic music and great storytelling are a perfect match." The EP has over 5 million streams across all platforms and features the song "Back for More," featured on HBO's Here & Now.
A debut album, titled For The Very Last Time, was released in July of 2020. It was subsequently named one of the best electronic releases from July 2020 by Bandcamp, and received praise from biogs like Consequence of Sound and Fader. The lead singles "Nobody Stayed for the DJ" and "A Million Doubts" both made it to No. 1 on Hype Machine. The first of the two scored popularity amongst some of Spain's biggest DJs (Amable, Hal9000, Nacho Ruiz) and the second achieved over 1 million streams between Apple and Spotify within its first 6 months of release. Renowned music blog "This Song Is Sick" named it "an immaculate piece of art." It features backing vocals from Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Daneshevskaya.
A sophomore album, See You Shine, was released in May of 2022. The album's lead single "Breakaway" was featured in Amazon Studios-produced feature film Don't Make Me Go and Netflx's Locke and Key. A successful debut Europe tour followed in the Summer of 2022, resulting in highly attended festival performances in Spain, and sold out headlining shows in Paris and London.
Outside of Glassio, Sam R. has co-written, recorded and produced songs with Warner Case, French Horn Rebellion, Clubhouse, NAKAYA, Charles Fauna and Madelyn Darling.