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Glass Animals have some déjà vu with new track

By | Published on Thursday 20 February 2020

Glass Animals

Glass Animals have put out a new single called ‘Your Love (Déjà vu)’, the first offering from an in-the-works third album, which is the follow up to 2016’s Mercury Prize-nominated ‘How To Be A Human Being’.

Explaining the background to the new song, the band’s Dave Bayley says: “I think we’ve all found ourselves in fucked-up relationships that make us feel sad and helpless. Not necessarily something romantic – maybe it’s with a family member or a friend. A relationship that we know on some level is going to keep breaking our hearts”.

He goes on: “We let that person back into their lives over and over again, even though it always ends the same. Maybe you don’t confront it because you hope it’ll change with time. Or because it’s easier to let it slide and never set boundaries. Maybe you think you deserve that unhappiness. Or maybe you find some strange comfort in the chaos”.

“This song”, he says, “is about that … about being addicted to chaos. 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 realise you’re doing it”.

You can listen to the new track here: