Tim: Bit of pressure laid on the song from the title here; see what you think.
Tim: Let’s be honest, it’s never going to beat Andreas Johnson.
Tim: It’ll probably beat Cascada, though.
Tim: And the main word I would use there is ‘pleasant’.
Tom: Tubular bells! I think they actually used tubular bells there! That’s basically going all-in, these days.
Tim: Aren’t they lovely? It’s nice to hear, the unambiguity of the message is quite sweet, and the chord progression on the titular ‘glorious’ is pleasing to my ears at least – however many times it’s repeated I’m fine with it.
Tom: I’m… not, really. Sure, it gets into your head, and at least a repeated word is less irritating than a repeated line, but I’m not sold.
Tim: Really? Because as I see it, the post-chorus melody is good, the middle eight works well (again, whoever came up with those tubular bells in is a genius), and the big shouting towards the end just reinforces everything. The only extra thing I’d ask this for is a big climactic final note, rather than the sudden drop-off we get. Other than that: lovely.