Glass Animals – Dreamland

We’ve been huge fans of Glass Animals since their very first album “Zaba”. The Band’s music has been a staple in our collection for some years, with highlights like “Black Mambo” and “Gooey” of course. The perfect soundtrack to unwinding gently into a state of bliss. The quintessential chill-out music when everything outside seems uber strange and not very welcoming.

Today Glass Animals announce the third album. Dropping on July 10th via Republic Records, “Dreamland” will surely make its way to the charts and become another go-to album for those even stranger times we are going through at the moment. Dave Bayley went as far as making a DIY video for the title single (watch above). Bayley is a brilliant musician, and producer. Having worked with the likes of Joey Bada$$FlumeWaleKhalid and most recently Denzel Curry on the late 2019 single “Tokyo Drifting.”

“Dreamland” will touch upon is life so far in a nostalgic way. Packed with personal experiences and other life events like Joe Seaward’s bike accident in 2018 from which he recovered. We have high hopes for this record. And if Bayley‘s Quarantine covers are any indication, we’re totally psyched at the prospect (watch Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box rendition below).

Dave Bayley says of the album:

“The idea for this album came at a time of confusion and uncertainty. My best friend was in the hospital. I didn’t know if he’d make it. The future was damn scary and completely unknown. During those weeks in the hospital, it was so difficult to look forwards that I found myself looking backwards. Digging around in my mind, pulling up old memories, finding comfort in them even if they were uncomfortable in themselves. Speaking to friends and family, I’ve realised that a lot of people are experiencing a similar sort of confusion now. Everything that we thought we could see clearly in front of us has been thrown into the air, and all the while, we can’t be out finding our footing. We can’t be out creating new memories, so…we’re diving back head-first into the old ones. I hear that in conversations. I see it in what people are watching on TV. In what we’re listening to. In what we’re eating. In dreams.”

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Previously shared tracks

Watch Dave Bayley / Glass Animals – Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana cover)


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Last modified: May 1, 2020

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