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Listen To Glass Animals’ Psychedelic New Single ‘Life Itself’

Written by Michael Carr on May 17, 2016

Following on from that little snippet of their new album they dropped the other day, and with an Australian tour imminent, Glass Animals are showing no signs of slowing down the hype train dropping their latest single Life Itself today, seeing the band embrace some riotous psychedelia into their sound.

Propulsive and percussion-driven, the track is the first taste we’ve been given of the band’s forthcoming new album How To Be a Human Being which follows their 2014 debut, Zaba.

Confirming that Glass Animals are indeed exploring new musical directions on the sophomore effort, lead singer and producer Dave Bayley explained that it was the success of Zaba and their subsequent touring that inspired him to try something different.

“Things have changed a lot for us over the past two years. Instead of sitting in the studio we’ve been in a different city every night; making friends, hearing crazy stories, getting in crazy trouble,” he said in a press release.

“So much has happened! All of it made me want to think about people, and write something rawer and more human.”

A big part of making things more human seems to stem from the band’s changing relationship with their own music after playing it to bigger and bigger crowds. “Production­-wise, we’ve been buzzing off of the amazing energy of the crowds we’ve been playing to,” Bayley explained.

“As crowds grew, they got a bit more feral, and so did we. We found ourselves going a bit wilder on stage.”

Set to arrive in Australia in early July, all this talk of going “feral” is sure to play well to local audiences. Not that Australian fans seem to need much more of a reason to get excited about this tour, the band having already sold out their Melbourne show and recently added a second.

Check out the song for yourself here with full tour details below.

Glass Animals – Life Itself

 

Glass Animals 2016 Australian Tour Dates
Presented by Music Feeds

Tickets on sale now

Tuesday, 5th July – NEW SHOW
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: XIII Touring

Wednesday, 6th July – SOLD OUT
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: XIII Touring

Thursday, 7th July
The Triffid, Brisbane
Tickets: XIII Touring

Saturday, 9th July
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: XIII Touring

 

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