Critically acclaimed, global-hit sensations Glass Animals release their brand new single, ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)’.
The track is their first new music following the release of colossal #2 album Dreamland, a record that encapsulates the electrifying mood of the year that changed everything for the Oxford four-piece.
On their latest release, frontman Dave Bayley says, “Talking is great, don’t get me wrong. But this pandemic has made so many of us look inwards in a way we maybe haven’t before. The uncertainty in the world and the inability to go out and create new memories makes you dig deep into the past.”
Listen to ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)’ by Glass Animals on the Official F1 Tracks Playlist.
Bayley continues, “It really fed people’s deepest insecurities and rattled our foundations in so many ways. Relationships changed, friendships altered, and self-confidence was warped. I spent a lot of time talking to my dog, but even more time talking to myself in my head, which was keeping me up all night, and my friends and family were doing the same.
“It felt like we were all put in a pressure cooker, but there was no way to let out the steam. That’s what this track is about – that pressure cooker exposing and expanding so many cracks, but struggling to fill them in and decompress. I want people to switch their devices off, put this song on, close their eyes, and have that release for a moment.”
Last summer Glass Animals released ‘Heat Waves’, with a video that was a “love letter to live music and the culture and togetherness surrounding it,” with Bayley asking his East London neighbours to help film a video from their windows during lockdown.
Fast forward a year, ‘Heat Waves’ has captured the hearts and minds of millions across the world and become a one Billion streaming global smash hit, and is officially the UK’s biggest global exported song of the year from a contemporary band, reentering the UK top 20. They joined Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa as the only British acts to break the Spotify US Top 10 in the last year, and are the only UK band to break the Spotify Global Top 20.