Fresh off the back of playing a pair of shockwave shows in Manchester and London this week, Glass Animals shares their brand new single, “Your Love (Déjà vu),” is out now.
Glass Animals – Your Love (Déjà Vu)
“Your Love (Déjà vu)” is a tantalizing first hint of what is to come from Glass Animals’ third studio album, the follow up to Mercury Prize-nominated How To Be A Human Being, and its predecessor and the band’s debut ZABA. Paying tribute to the formative influence of both Timbaland and The Neptunes, “Your Love (Déjà vu)” is a conflicted booty-call anthem, best explained in Dave’s own words:
“I think we’ve all found ourselves in fucked up relationships that make us feel sad and helpless. Not necessarily something romantic—maybe it’s with a family member or a friend. A relationship that we know on some level is going to keep breaking our hearts. We let that person back into their lives over and over again, even though it always ends the same. Maybe you don’t confront it because you hope it’ll change with time. Or because it’s easier to let it slide and never set boundaries. Maybe you think you deserve that unhappiness. Or maybe you find some strange comfort in the chaos.”
He continues, saying, “This song is about that…about being addicted to chaos. About doing or allowing something self-destructive because on some level you get off on the sadness that comes of it. It’s about wanting to float around and exist inside of that feeling because it has always been familiar to you. It’s something that a lot of people know from growing up in a tense household…so it can feel right to create that dynamic, even if you don’t realize you’re doing it.”
2020 already promises to be a momentous year for Glass Animals—the universally-adored British four-piece fronted by Dave Bayley with his bandmates and childhood friends, Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer and Drew Macfarlane. As well as producing both ZABA and How To Be A Human Being, Dave has produced “Your Love (Déjà vu)” and in the past worked with a number of artists outside of the band, including 6lack, Khalid, Joey Bada$$, DJ Dahi, Flume and MorMor. The tone for Glass Animals was set when they dropped bombshell release “Tokyo Drifting” feat. Denzel Curry at the close of last year and celebrated by playing a packed-out, surprise secret show in a tiny venue in Oxford.
It was an important moment for Glass Animals, their first headline show playing together since drummer Joe Seaward’s cycling accident in 2018. The success and reaction to the show fortified the band to announce an extensive but incredibly intimate run of shows around the world this spring—playing some of the spaces they played when they first started out, reminding themselves of what they have and what they nearly lost, and crucially, a big thank you to the fans who supported them throughout.
In just minutes last week, Glass Animals sold out their upcoming underplay tour across North America, including Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 26th, Los Angeles’ The Troubadour on March 11th and more. The band will also headline two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 16th and 17th with Denzel Curry as support. See the full list of sold out dates and upcoming festival performances below.
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ABOUT GLASS ANIMALS:
Amassing over two billion global streams to date, British four-piece Glass Animals is led by singer, songwriter and producer Dave Bayley with his bandmates and childhood friends Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer and Drew MacFarlane. Their second album, How To Be A Human Being, was one of the most critically acclaimed and widely adored records of 2016. With praise from various press outlets, including Billboard, Pitchfork, The FADER, The Guardian, The Telegraph and more, it was nominated for the Mercury Prize Album Of The Year Award in 2017. Glass Animals also made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Late Late Show with James Corden. As well as producing both of Glass Animals’ studio albums, ZABA and How To Be A Human Being,Dave has worked with a number of artists outside of the band, including 6lack, Khalid, Joey Bada$$, DJ Dahi, Flume and MorMor.
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