Glass Animals Announce New Album “Dreamland” Slated For Summer Release

From the confines of lockdown, Glass Animals announces their third studio album, Dreamland, will be released on July 10th via Republic Records. With the announcement comes the title track, “Dreamland,” which is the trailer for what is to come from this truly original band.

Today, Glass Animals shares the utterly unique, self-made video for “Dreamland” that frontman Dave Bayley and a small remote creative team have conjured up to introduce the new album. Using handwritten instructions, set in Dave’s own home and directed entirely on ZOOM, it’s an absurd but strangely comforting dreamlike trip that pays tribute to the track and the album perfectly.

At the heart of “Dreamland” lies the quietly enigmatic Bayley, the band’s frontman and producer extraordinaire, who’s work extends far beyond that of Glass Animals, with credits including Joey Bada$$FlumeWaleKhalid and most recently Denzel Curry on the late 2019 single Tokyo Drifting

For Bayley, Dreamland is a nostalgic memoir of his life so far, covering expansive and difficult ground and holding nothing back. It’s packed full of personal experiences, none more emotional than when the band’s drummer, Joe Seaward, was involved in a monstrous bike accident in July 2018, which threatened his life and that of Glass Animals altogether.

Bayley says, “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 realized that a lot of people are experiencing a similar sort of confusion now. 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.”

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