Known currently for their atmospheric otherworldliness, Glass Animals’ tracks have always been the ultimate in colourful escapism. Spinning poetic tales with cryptic lyrics, lead singer Dave’s falsetto dances atop layers of sound with an underlying hip‐hop influence that came into the foreground on a recent
collaboration with mutual fan Joey Badass on 'Lose Control.'
Glass Animals’ debut ‘Zaba,' released on Paul Epworth’s label Wolf Tone, has so far sold nearly half a million copies worldwide and amassed a staggering 200 million Spotify streams, obliterating all expectations simply by word of mouth. Their anomalous rise has gained the Oxford four‐piece a legion of fans all over the world, including festival appearances at the likes of Falls in Australia, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and has resulted in the band playing 2 sold out headline shows at LA’s 2000‐capacity Wiltern and NYC’s 3000‐capacity Terminal 5.
The forthcoming second album, ‘How To Be A Human Being,’ is a scrapbook of their time spent on the road, gathering memories and perceptions of different types of people from all around the world. Many of Dave’s lyrical ideas came from live recordings of people saved on his phone, as though he’d been operating as some sort of roaming journalist all this time. “I try to sneakily record people, and I have hours and hours of these amazing rants from taxi drivers, strange people we met outside of shows, people at parties. People say the strangest shit when they don’t think they’re ever gonna see you again.” The voice notes sparked ideas for characters that Dave developed, writing an album like a TV screenwriter might approach a script. “I’d obsess over what they ate, where they lived, what their furniture looked like, what they wore,” he laughs.
'How To Be A Human Being' is available everywhere now via Caroline International / Wolf Tone.