Glorious Leader is the solo project of American musician, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Woolard. Written and recorded in his home in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the music is an attempt at uncompromising honesty. It is a quest for simplicity. It is a celebration of humanity, of the far north, of the infinite shades between joy and sorrow, of wood stoves and whiteouts. The music is a reflection of the Northeast Kingdom — an aural representation of its slender dirt roads, sparkling lakes, peeling wooden farmsteads, maple sugaring houses, cold wilderness, warm people, and 6 to 8 months of snowfall.
Having debuted with 'My Kingdom' in January 2020, Glorious Leader will release his sophomore EP 'Glorious Leader & The Analog Cabin Mystery' on March 31, 2021.
Recorded entirely during quarantine, this EP is the result of Glorious Leader's European tour being canceled by COVID. It is a journey centered around the meaning of home and our complex relationships with it.
At times sparse and at others thick with strings, horns, harmonies, and modular synthesis, The Analog Cabin Mystery moves comfortably between quiet, nocturnal ruminations and soaring anthems. All of these thoughts live cozily side by side, presented together in hardcover book form.
“…an astonishing breath of fresh air within today’s global folk and indie scene.” - The Vinyl District
“[Makes] music like no one else in the world.” - Impose Magazine