Gloriana Talk New Album, Sad Songs and Their Edgy New Single ‘Trouble’ (page 9)

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Gloriana (Credit: Kristin Barlowe)

Gloriana (Credit: Kristin Barlowe)

By Annie Reuter

Gloriana‘s new single “Trouble” is Rachel Reinert’s powerful kiss-off to a cheating ex.

Reinert and bandmate Mike Gossin wrote the track with Ross Copperman and Jon Nite during a writing session that was initially going nowhere.

“We started on a different idea, and about 30 minutes into it we just weren’t going anywhere, and Mike looked at me and was like, ‘We need to write about what you went through,’” Reinert recalls.

Reinert agreed with Gossin and said that she wanted to do something that was “really bada– and edgy.”

“Somebody mentioned something about that person, and I was like, ‘Ugh. Now you’re just asking for trouble,’” she says about her ex. “And then we’re like, ‘Oh my God, there’s our title!’ That’s where it all came from.”

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The song holds more meaning than just helping Reinert get over a terrible ex. She explains that the first verse has special meaning to her because her grandmother’s favorite flowers are daisies.

“I had this idea, this thought in my mind, ‘OK. What if it was, Pretty as a daisy. Careful if you pick me,'” she recalls. “That seems to be something that a lot of girls are clinging to, because I always search the hashtag Gloriana and I see a lot of girls taking selfies and posting it with that first verse lyric. It’s pretty cool. That is a good sign because it means that it is connecting.”

While Reinert had to go through an awful experience of being cheated on and lied to in order to write “Trouble,” she said she has the final say with the song. So has her terrible ex-boyfriend heard the song yet?

“He’s heard it,” she says. “He wrote me an email about it. He said, ‘Congratulations on the song. It’s great!’ And I just wrote back, ‘Thanks.’ That was it. We don’t really talk. ‘Cause he’s a jerk.”

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