Glass Animals share ‘Heat Waves’, their latest single and taken from the band’s third album Dreamland.
‘Heat Waves’ comes alongside a stunningly cinematic video which has been directed by Colin Read. It finds Dave Bayley meandering the streets of lock-down London as on-lookers watch him slowly make his way to an empty venue.
Fundamentally a nostalgic memoir of his life so far, Dreamland finds Bayley covering expansive and difficult ground. As a result, the brand-new album is packed full of intensely sensitive and personal experiences, none more emotional than when the bands drummer Joe Seaward was involved in a monstrous bike accident in July 2018 which threatened his life, and that of Glass Animals altogether. Born at a time of immense confusion and uncertainty for the band, it’s an album that is timely for the world chaos.
Listen to ‘Heat Waves’ by Glass Animals has been added to the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
Originally meant to be released in May and eventually arriving in August, Glass Animals had planned to celebrate Dreamland’s arrival with two back-to-back shows at the iconic Red Rocks, with support from recent collaborator Denzel Curry.
It was due to kick-off a busy 2020 that should have seen the band play venues and arenas across the globe and celebrating the release of their new record with their fans. However, with all of that thrown up in the air temporarily and being the extraordinarily forward-thinking band that they always have been, the quartet have adapted wonderfully to
their new situation.
From his home studio, Bayley has been creating, building, writing, performing, producing and beyond to ensure the band are constantly connecting with their international fan base, offering a host of creative distractions for people in lockdown.