Psychedelic pop band: Glass Animals

Having chosen their name from random words in the dictionary, Glass Animals are an English psychedelic pop band formed in Oxford in 2010. They are making unique songs with “trippy” effects, hypnotic beats, and surreal lyrics. Their futuristic-sounding music is one of a kind that everyone must listen at least for once time in their life.

Glass Animals’ journey began when band’s lead vocalist Dave Bayley started writing songs on his computer because of his insomnia while he was a medical school student at King’s College. Bayley later shared his songs with his friends and future bandmates Drew MacFarlane (guitars and keyboards), Joe Seaward (drums), and Edmund Irwin-Singer (bass and keyboards). Bayley wrote and produced all three albums of the band.

In 2014, the band released their first album ZABA with its single Gooey which was certified platinum in the US. The album also consists another famous song of the band Black Mambo.

While on their tour in support of ZABA, the band gathered several stories from the people they encountered and used their stories as lyrical inspiration for their second album How To Be A Human Being, which appeared in 2016. The concept of the album was telling a story of 11 different character for each song. The album consists masterpieces such as the lead single Life Itself, Youth, and The Other Side Of Paradise.

As we can see on the video below, the band is known for their re-worked and dance-heavy live performance. On 3:12, as Bayley sings the lines “my thunder shook him down / my thunder came and shook him down”, we see the actual thunder.

In 2020, Glass Animals released their third and most-recent album Dreamland. Some of the songs from the album are Dreamland, Tangerine, Tokyo Drifting, Heat Waves and It’s All Incredibly Loud.

While listening to It’s All Incredibly Loud, the music keeps getting louder and louder until the end and becomes “all incredibly loud” just as the title of the song implies.

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