Video: Glass Animals share story with “Youth”

YouthFollowing the success of their previous single "Life Itself", Glass Animals have shared a video for their hypnotic new single, "Youth". The song is taken from upcoming album How To Be A Human Being.

Lead singer Dave Bailey explains more about both the album and the video for "Youth", and how his lyrical inspiration came from live recordings of people he took on his phone.

"I try to sneakily record people, and I have hours and hours of these amazing rants from taxi drivers, people we met outside of shows, people at parties. People tell you some amazing things when they don’t think they’re ever gonna see you again." He found himself thinking about the lives of these people saying, "I’d obsess over what they ate, where they lived, what their furniture looked like, what they wore."

"Youth" and the accompanying visuals are typical of this. Telling one of the stories that resonated the most with Bailey he says: "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."

How To Be A Human Being is out 26th August 2016 on Caroline International/Wolf Tone. See tour dates below.

September - 3rd @ Electric Picnic, Stradbally // 10th @ Bestival Festival, Isle of Wight

October - 21st @ O2 Academy 1, Oxford // 22nd @ Dome, Brighton // 25th @ Roundhouse, London // 26th @ Academy 2, Manchester // 27th @ Art School, Glasgow // 28th @ Academy 2, Liverpool // 29th @ The Olympia, Dublin

Find out more about Glass Animals on Facebook and watch "Youth" below:

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