Video of the Moment #2148: Glass Animals

By on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 at 6:00 pm

Oxford dudes Glass Animals have unveiled another cut from their upcoming album ‘How To Be a Human Being’, their second album due out at the end of August. ‘Youth’ follows the first taster revealed back in May, ‘Life Itself’, which I reviewed back then. Frontman and primary songwriter Dave Bayley says the song was based on an anecdote told to him that particularly resonated with him:

Someone told me a story about her son once that was one of the saddest things I’ve ever heard. What she said was completely heartbreaking, but she told it with such optimism and such a sense of calm. She was on the verge of crying, but she was also smiling and something in her face said that she had found a way to be happy again. This song is trying to get at that sentiment.

The video for the new single follows the waitress first introduced in June in the ‘Life Itself’ promo and what appears to be her son, now lost to her. As you listen to the track, it may sound familiar to you as it does to me. There appears to be an effect used on here identical to one also utilised on Bayley’s remix of BANKS’ ‘Drowning’ 2 years ago. Watch the video for ‘Youth’ below. Glass Animals’ sophomore LP ‘How To Be a Human Being’ will see the light of day on the 26th of August on Caroline International / Wolftone. For more on the Oxford quartet on TGTF, head here.

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