Glass Animals have taken the decision to delay the release of their third studio album Dreamland.
The record, originally planned for a July 10 release, has been pushed back to August 7. The band decided that their music should not arrive as an interruption to the current conversation around the Black Lives Matter movement.
“The deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery horrified us to our core… and the despicable responses to police brutality and the hideous behaviour of extremists that followed were completely heartbreaking,” the band explained in a statement.
“All eyes and minds needed to be focused on civil rights and understanding how to defeat prejudice, and we made the decision to pause our album release plan indefinitely.”
The group also added that the “fight for civil rights is so much bigger and more important than any single piece of music” and, when referencing the music, insisted that they will “never take [their] eyes off of that ultimate goal”.
See the full statement, below.