The song made its debut directly with 350,000 viewers via Instagram live on March 20, and was performed again last week as part of a fundraising concert for the US charity Direct Relief.
After Instagram’s performance, Beer fans began to demand that “Stained Glass” be given a single full version.
“I wrote Stained Glass at a time when I was really mentally struggling,” Beer said of the new single. “This song was my message, not only to the audience, but to those around me, to be more gentle with people and not judge them so harshly, because you never know what someone has gone through.
“People sometimes assume that I’m fine, when I’m not; people don’t really see the parts of me that are ugly, sad or depressed, they only see the sides they want to see, or the sides I feel comfortable showing because of the scrutiny that I suffered in my life. “
The song comes from Beer’s first album, Life Support, and follows previous singles Good In Goodbye, released in January, and Selfish.
Talk to NME Beer said last year about the album, “I really took the time to delve into my heart and my emotions a little bit more. I think before I was a little nervous opening this box and saying, “What’s in there,” you know? Now, that’s what made the best music and what I got from certain parts of myself that I didn’t know existed. “