Glass Animals have shared a new version of the single ‘Heat Waves’, taken their third album Dreamland first released in June 2020, with a feature from US rap star Iann Dior.
An instant hit with the established fan base, ‘Heat Waves’ MK1 paved the way for the album. This new version is MK2 and ascribes the tipping point of a song that has been on a serious journey of growth these last eight months.
Bursting with all the wonderful tricks that we have come to expect from Glass Animals’ enigmatic frontman and producer Dave Bayley, ‘Heat Waves’ is a scorching, bass-heavy pop-trip hit and the addition of Iann Dior brings a refreshing new dynamic to the track.
Listen to ‘Heat Waves (with iann dior)’ by Glass Animals on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
Since its initial release, ‘Heat Waves’ has experienced a global rise in support that shows no signs of stopping. Having originally resonated with their fans word quickly spread and the track started getting healthy traction at radio globally.
Next came a sync placement on FIFA which opened up a whole new audience and helped the track begin to climb charts all over the world. ‘Heat Waves’ most notably was then crowned number 1 on Triple J’s Hot 100 – an accolade not given to a UK band since 2009 with previous winners including Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish.
— Glass Animals (@GlassAnimals) March 25, 2021
Iann Dior was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Texas and found instant success with the first song he ever wrote. In early 2019 he signed a deal with Elliot Grainge’s 10K Projects and established himself as a lo-fi hip hop artist to watch with early songs like ‘cutthroat’ and ‘emotions’.
Iann went on to release ‘gone girl’ featuring fellow 10K Projects signee Trippie Redd which provided a perfect lead up to his debut album ‘Industry Plant’. In mid-2020 Iann Dior featured on 24KGoldn’s ‘Mood’ and the single immediately began to climb the charts, becoming both 24KGoldn and Iann Dior’s first #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.