This song takes the listener on a dark and heavy journey through the terrors of sleep paralysis, nightmares and insomnia. "We all know the power our minds possess, but true terror manifests when your mind and all its fears take physical control of your body," said the band. "The glitch in your brain, where nightmares and reality cross."
Sonically, Parkway Drive set this song with a catchy melody coated underneath with a creepy and unnerving layer. "When you put headphones on," vocalist Winston McCall told Apple Music, "you pick out different chants and whispers and strange stuff going on."
McCall wrote "Glitch" with Parkway Drive guitarist Jeff Ling and drummer Ben Gordon. George Hadji-Christou sat in the producer's chair; he's been the band's producer since their 2015 Ire album.
Parkway Drive recorded "Glitch" for their seventh album, Darker Still. Written during the pandemic lockdown, they centralized the record around the concept of the dark night of the soul.
Parkway Drive released "Glitch" as the lead single from Darker Still on June 7, 2022. It was the Byron Bay outfit's first new music since their 2018 album, Reverence.
Darker Still was Parkway Drive's third consecutive album to top the Australian charts. It also reached the Top 10 in several European countries, including Austria, Germany and Switzerland.