Glass Animals have their brand new one, “I Never Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)”, the initial new music adhering to their colossal No.2 album Dreamland, that encapsulates the electrifying mood of the yr that improved all the things for the Oxford 4-piece.
Past summertime, the band unveiled “Heat Waves”, with a online video that was a “love letter to live audio and the culture and togetherness surrounding it,” with frontman Dave Bayley asking his East London neighbors to assist film a online video from their windows through lockdown. Rapid forward a calendar year, ‘Heat Waves’ has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands throughout the entire world and develop into a 1.6 Billion streaming world wide smash strike, and is officially the UK’s largest world-wide exported tune of the year from a present-day band, reentering the British isles best 20. Glass Animals together with Ed Sheeran are the only British acts without having showcased artists to break the Spotify US Prime #10 given that January 2021.
“Heat Waves” flew into the Billboard Top 20 and has attained Double-Platinum position in the United states, Platinum in the Uk, and was crowned number 1 on Triple J’s Hot 100 – an accolade not presented to a United kingdom band since 2009 with former winners like Billie Eilish – and was carried out at the 2021 Billboard Awards, reside on Jimmy Fallon and Very good Morning The us, acquiring just been nominated for two MTV VMA Awards for “Best Alternative” and “Best Visible Effects”.
It’s no surprise that reserved frontman Dave Bayley has invested the previous calendar year in disbelief, as he and his bandmates put together to get on their largest ever Usa tour, offering 135K tickets in 3 days and participating in two bought-out exhibits at the infamous amphitheater, The Santa Barbara Bowl and two marketed-out exhibits at the infamous Pink Rocks. Returning to the stage with hundreds of thousands of followers and their major ever offered-out British isles headline exhibit at Alexandra Palace on 19 November, new single “I Really do not Wanna Communicate (I Just Wanna Dance)” conjures up the escapist temper of everyday living post lockdown, with Glass Animals now equipped to rewrite their appreciate letter to the tradition and togetherness IRL. The “I Really do not Wanna Talk” online video, directed by Drew Kirsch who has worked with the likes of Taylor Swift, Shakira and John Legend, captures the power of dance.
The previous yr has also been a big time of collaboration for Glass Animals, with Dave Bayley consistently complicated himself and getting new inspiration as a producer and songwriter. Having worked with the likes of 6absence, Flume, FJ Dahi, Joey Bada$$, Khalid, and Daytrip, the band have unveiled ‘Space Ghost Coast To Coast’ showcasing Bree Runway, carried out an immaculate “Heat Waves” session for La Blogotheque with breakout star of 2021 Holly Humberstone, as properly as releasing a new edition of ‘Tangerine’ with BRIT Award successful Arlo Parks. Dave also commenced the series ‘Cereal Bars’ for his appreciate of getting new talent, and made beats and lyrics motivated by sugary snacks with up-and-coming artists together with Oliver Malcolm, BENEE and Quick Existence. The 4-piece have also worked with cult Peanut Butter model Jackpot to increase revenue for Audio Venues Trust, developed a Simlish version of “Heat Waves”, and designed a Glass Animals enthusiast foundation inside of Minecraft, surprising a lover with a meet and greet.
Connecting with admirers through this kind of a challenging yr has been of paramount significance, and Glass Animals have preserved their distinctive relationship by building their have website, named OpenSource, exactly where enthusiasts can design artwork and create songs based mostly on the environment of Dreamland, with Dave Bayley sharing the stems and raw files and providing fans the instruments to work with each other on imaginative pursuits. The band also put on a “Live In The Internet” live performance that marketed 25,000 tickets all over the world, and produced one of a kind new music video clips by Do-it-yourself-shooting solo in Dave’s condominium directed only in excess of Zoom (“Dreamland”) and inviting lovers to take 3D scans of their heads (“Tangerine”).
With Dreamland now surpassing 1.5 billion streams, Glass Animals even designed history as “the 1st Uk band to capture #1 on Triple J’s Best 100 considering the fact that 2009” with “Heat Waves” down beneath in Australia, major to the longest operate at #1 in 2021 on the ARIA Formal Singles Chart, and hit a new Spotify every month listener peak of 22.5 million, surpassing the likes of Lorde, Tyler the Creator, Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, 6Black, Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala. Glass Animals are also the only British isles band of final year to split the Spotify world top 20.
“Heat Waves” global good results signifies that Glass Animals have generated the major new one export of the yr from a existing British group, only at the rear of heritage functions Fleetwood Mac with “Dreams” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” for most important tune of the yr. During the 12 months in which anything adjusted, Glass Animals have been able to make their very own minor planet in Dreamland, which has been translated globally, paving the way for their up coming section with “I Really do not Wanna Converse (I Just Wanna Dance)”.