Back in November Glass Animals surprised us with their first new music since drummer Joe Seaward’s cycling accident in 2018, which featured a characteristically emphatic verse from endlessly impressive Miami rapper Denzel Curry. The new track arrived with news of a small show in Oxford, which sold out immediately, proving just how much the UK group was missed.
As it turns out, “Tokyo Drifting” was just a taste of more to come, as the group have announced their second single today, the equally upbeat ““Your Love (Déjà Vu).” Produced by frontman Dave Bayley, the one-off single eloquently pairs a clean hip-hop beat with Bayley’s smooth pop vocals, with the band citing Timbaland and The Neptunes as influences.
“This song is about […] being addicted to chaos,” Bayley shared in a press statement. “About doing or allowing something self-destructive because on some level you get off on the sadness that comes of it. It’s about wanting to float around and exist inside of that feeling because it has always been familiar to you. It’s something that a lot of people know from growing up in a tense household…so it can feel right to create that dynamic, even if you don’t realize you’re doing it.”
Though they’ve yet to officially announce a follow-up to their 2016 sophomore record How to Be a Human Being, the band is touring the U.S. these next few months, though, unsurprisingly, all dates are sold out. Stream “Your Love” below, or via DSPs here.