Glitterrr by Derek Simpson: A Shimmering Ode to Love’s Euphoria

by Marcus Adetola

7th July, 2024

Glitterrr by Derek Simpson: A Shimmering Ode to Love's Euphoria

Artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Derek Simpson’s Glitterrr is a sonic kaleidoscope that captures the dizzying euphoria of falling in love.

Derek Simpson Glitterrr song cover
Derek Simpson Glitterrr song cover

Track four from his album “Somehow” blends earworm vocal samples with laid-back rhythm guitar, creating a dreamy landscape where romance and introspection collide.

Derek Simpson’s lyrics paint a surreal picture of love’s early stages. “Can’t remember the time or season / Lights surrounding, we both lifted in green,” he croons, evoking the disorienting yet exhilarating feeling of new romance.

The song’s structure is steady with gentle and infectious sounds, eclectic and perhaps euphoric in a sense.

The production shines with spacey guitar chords and electric piano lines, creating an atmospheric backdrop for Simpson’s introspective wordplay.

It all works well together, adding depth to what could otherwise be a straightforward love song.

Glitterrr truly comes alive in its bilingual bridge section. Guest vocalists Marvin Castro and Sage Uasole bring a slow-burning intensity that contrasts beautifully with Simpson’s softer delivery.

This musical shift echoes the song’s themes of transformation and newfound perspective.

The chorus, with its repetitive “You got glitter on all my shit,” is both playful and profound.

It speaks to the all-encompassing nature of new love and how it tends to spread its joy to every aspect of life.

Derek Simpson’s final refrain, “Wish you could see you glitter / If you could see you the way that I do,” is a tender plea for self-love wrapped in a lover’s admiration.

Glitterrr with its dreamy qualities, infectious vibe, and seemingly sparse elements, resonates on multiple levels.

As part of an album being released as ten consecutive singles, Glitterrr offers a glimpse into Derek Simpson’s larger narrative about love, identity, and vulnerability. 

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Derek Simpson Glitterrr Lyrics

First Verse
Can’t remember the time or season
Lights surrounding, we both lifted in green
Encounters so close their feelin’ alien
Everything I see I want to believe


Pre-Chorus
Guard your heart and go pantomime
Hand me fragments (fragments), I’ll imagine
(Dancin’ in a) see-through tee, you loosely defined
No attachment, just labyrinth


Second Verse
These our real eyes, are we dreamin’?
Just a look and we both know what we mean
Countin’ on me or just countin’ me in
I don’t wanna leave, I want to believe


Pre-Chorus
I’ll be player two this time
My teeth gnashin’, button-mashin’
Sparrin’ since we started to vine
Fruit of passion, please stop laughin’


Chorus
You got glitter on all my shit
You got glitter on all my shit
You got glitter on all my shit
You got glitter, glitter, glitter


Bridge: Marvin Castro & Sage Uasole
In your two fingers
Carry her
(To) your room


Outro: Derek Simpson

Glitter
Love how you
How you glitter
You glitter
Wish you could see you glitter
If you could see you the way that I do
With glitter, with glitter (see you)

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