Glass Animals have announced their upcoming third studio album ‘Dreamland’ dropping on the 10th of July this year.
Arriving with the announcement is the banger of a title track, serving as the trailer for what awaits their fans once the album is out. Check out below the dreamlike, euphoric music video filmed via ZOOM!
On the title track, Glass Animals’ frontman Dave Bayley shares:
“So…here is the first track. Each line asks a question that’s explored in a later song. It’s not a banging single (the next one we’ll drop slaps!) but the words here could be considered a table of contents for the album as a whole. A little peek into what’s coming.
“I put every ounce of my soul into this album. It’s the most ambitious and challenging thing we’ve done by a distance. The album is called Dreamland, and I can’t wait for you all to hear it. Love, Dave x.”
The Dreamland album serves as a nostalgic memoir of Bayley’s life. It draws inspiration from personal experiences, including the most pressing ones like when the band drummer Joe Seaward got involved in a bike accident that threatened his life and the band. Mercifully, Seaward recovered and was able to drum again. Earlier this year, the full lineup returned on the road playing for their fans.
On the album, Bayley adds:
“This album goes through many of the most confusing moments in my life. It’s about growing up, from my first memories as a little kid, to now. Quite often those moments are funny, sometimes awkward, sometimes heart-breaking, sometimes it’s about love or hate, sexuality.”
“It’s about realising its ok to not have answers and its ok to not know how you feel about things and that its ok to be and look vulnerable. In fact, all of that is quite exciting. So often life asks us for binary yes or no answers. It asks us to conform and to fit in. But the world is so much more interesting and colourful than that…it’s a much more fluid and uncertain place.”
Glass Animals are an English psychedelic pop band led by singer-songwriter/producer Dave Bayley. It also features Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer and Drew MacFarlane. The band formed in Oxford in 2010 and released their first album ‘Zaba’ in 2014, which spawned their single ‘Gooey’ that went certified-platinum in the United States. Their critically-acclaimed second album ‘How to be Human’ came out four years later.
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