Ctrl+ALT+Del 'Pick of the Week': Glass Animals - "Your Love (Deja Vu)"

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February 24, 2020
Glass Animals POTW

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This week’s Ctrl+ALT+Del Pick of the Week is Glass Animals' "Your Love (Deja Vu)."

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About Glass Animals:

Dave Bayley, Ed Irwin-Singer (bass), Drew MacFarlane (guitar) and Joe Seaward (drums) released their first album, Zaba, in 2014, on Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone label. It was a modest debut (“We thought we’d go back to our jobs,” Bayley says) until the stealthily addictive Gooey became a platinum-certified viral streaming hit. They have since notched up over two billion streams, appeared on James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel, and toured the world to strikingly diverse audiences, from Glastonbury to Primavera and Red Rocks to Coachella. “The T-shirts you see in the front row are mad,” says Bayley. “You’ll see a Can T-shirt, a Justin Bieber T-shirt, a Korn T-shirt, a Grateful Dead T-shirt…”

Bayley figured that most bands’ second albums are informed by life on the road, for better or worse, so instead of writing about himself, why not tell the stories of some of the fascinating people they met? Each song on 2016’s Mercury-shortlisted How to Be a Human Being explore a different character until the overwhelming final track, Agnes, when Bayley opened up about losing a friend to suicide.

“I was asking people direct questions,” he explains. “I thought it was a bit unfair to do that to other people and not ask questions of myself. Agnes was me turning the camera on myself at the end of the record.” At first he was unsure if he wanted to release such a painfully revealing song but once the album was out, fans got in touch to tell Bayley how much the song had helped them. “I think people appreciated the honesty…people maybe like seeing that it's ok to be confused” he says. “If being open can do that, then you have to do it.”

“I think part of the reason Dave created these strange worlds and characters is because he had stories that were worth telling but he didn’t have another vehicle to express them,” says Joe Seaward. “They were heavily disguised to the outside world. Agnes was the beginning of a change. When we were recording it none of us spoke about it, even though we all knew what it was about. It was a really moving, difficult thing for us to do and [the new album] feels like an extension of that. Now he can tell these stories as Dave and own them.”