Glass Animals have announced the release of the Oxfordshire natives third record Dreamland which will be out on July 10 via Republic Records. Ahead of the release, the group have shared the title track.
The video for that song was self-shot by frontman Dave Bayley in his South London flat during quarantine and creatively filmed entirely using Zoom which would have seen unfathomable a few months ago but has become the new normal.
Bayley spoke about the record in a statement, declaring: “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.”
Poignantly adding: “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.”
Listen to ‘Dreamland‘ below.