Made Of Glass

Album: Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013)


  • This song about the fragility of life was written about a friend of Tunstall's, who suddenly died from pancreatic cancer aged only 34. Just before he died he'd gifted her a cut-glass vase. The irony hit home afterwards. "I was like, you absolute bastard!" she laughed. "The one thing I've got that you've given me is the most breakable thing I own."
  • This features a whistling contribution from American multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Tunstall told The Sun: "I was over the moon he was up for getting involved. He came through town for a show and we grabbed him for an hour or two in the afternoon. I'd seen him play in New York a couple of years earlier and was blown away by his skill."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"They're Playing My Song

The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.

Artis the SpoonmanSong Writing

Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?

Black SabbathFact or Fiction

Dwarfs on stage with an oversize Stonehenge set? Dabbling in Satanism? Find out which Spinal Tap-moments were true for Black Sabbath.

Motley CrueFact or Fiction

Was Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen?

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)Songwriter Interviews

The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.

They Might Be GiantsSongwriter Interviews

Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.