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Listen: Glass Animals - "Hazey"

08 September 2014, 09:45 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

Glass Animals return with “Hazey”, taken off their debut album ZABA.

“Hazey” comes at the strongest point of the band’s career to date, with sold-out headline shows in the US and more than 20 million streams worldwide. Featuring the quartet’s signature syncopated percussion, eclectic melodies and Dave Bayley’s snaking vocals, the song yet again shows off the colossal talent of a band barely known a year and a half ago.

The new single is released on 13 October 2014 through Wolf Tone / Caroline International. ​


10 October – Magnet, Liverpool
11 October – Sound Control, Manchester
13 October – The Haunt, Brighton
14 October – Oval Space, London SOLD OUT
15 October – Thekla, Bristol
16 October – The Plug, Sheffield
17 October – CCA, Glasgow
18 October – Whelan’s, Dublin

“Hazey” also comes with a stunning new video showcasing a type of street dance called ‘bone-breaking’:

Speaking about the dancers’ technique in the video, frontman Dave Bayley said: “Every day these dancers put themselves through torturous stretches and contortion exercises using ropes and towels to make themselves more flexible and their movements more fluid. They isolate themselves and focus on slowly building their craft, with a long term goal of being able to add another dance-move to their catalogue, and a longer term goal of stitching those moves together into something cool and beautiful. It all requires a huge amount of dedication and discipline.

“To me, ‘Hazey’ is about a parental character who has abandoned those values and eventually becomes wracked by regret. That character speaks in the choruses in the falsetto voice. The verses are spoken by that character’s child in full voice. This boy has matured quickly to pick up the pieces dropped by his parent. It was his attitude that I thought was summed up by the bone breakers.”

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