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Glass Animals link with Denzel Curry on first new single in three years "Tokyo Drifting"

14 November 2019, 10:03 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Glass Animals are back with their first new single in three years, "Tokyo Drifting", which features Denzel Curry.

The new single is the group's first since their 2016 Mercury Prize-nominated album How To Be A Human Being.

It's also their first release since drummer Joe Seaward was seriously injured in a collision that knocked him off his bike in Dublin in July 2018.

Glass Animals' lead vocalist Dave Bayley says of the new single, "The first thing Denzel said to me about the track was "this is fire". Then he said, "Is this you flexin'?" and I said - " is...sort of." It’s an ironic internal flex - me as a narrator describing/taking the piss out of an extreme alter ego version of myself; a version of me that can do things that I’m uncomfortable doing. Wavey Davey is my fucked-up Sasha Fierce; he’s a geezer, a street fighter, he can dance, he parties hard, he’s spontaneous. He can take hits and be told he is shit and not care because he’s confident. He can fight everything the world throws at him."

Bayley adds, "I think this kind of character is someone we all create for ourselves now to some extent. We have these curated versions of ourselves on the internet - beautiful, edited, cool, distilled versions of us, all slightly super human. You can push and push and push yourself to hide and ignore your vulnerabilities like that...but it comes at a cost. It’s not real and it isn’t sustainable."

"Tokyo Drifting" is Denzel Curry's first feature since appearing on Wiki's "Grim" with Lil Ugly Mane last week. In September he teamed up with slowthai on "Psycho".

Glass Animals' "Tokyo Drifting" single is out now via Polydor.
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