Glass Animals

Glass Animals have released the video for new single ‘Agnes’, taken from their Mercury Prize shortlisted album ‘How To Be A Human Being’. Deeply honest, beautiful and full of depth, Agnes is the most personal song lead singer Dave Bayley has ever written. Dave explains: “There are varying degrees of autobiography and my own life in each song i write…but for the most part, that stuff is buried and clouded in fiction or blended with other peoples’ lives that i’ve heard about in taxis or at parties or on the street. But there is one song that stands apart from the rest. it is the most truthful, honest, and personal story i have ever written. and that song is ‘Agnes’.

The video, directed by Eoin Glaister, explores the weight of grief in an abstract way, by a Human Centrifuge, a machine used by pilots for g-force training. The subject’s body mass increases as it subjected to increasing amounts of gravitational force, and as the song progresses this is visibly showcased through Dave’s difficulty performing the song.

Glass Animals continue to demonstrate why they are one of the true global breakthrough artists of 2016/17. ‘How To Be A Human Being’ was released at the end of August via Caroline International / Wolf Tone to rave album reviews, with single ‘Life Itself’ A-listed at Radio 1 and 6music. They have now been shortlist for the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize, have over 3 million monthly Spotify listeners and have sold over 900,000 albums worldwide since their debut, obliterating all expectations created by first album ‘Zaba’s’ word of mouth buzz.

Watch the video here.