ZABA the debut album from Glass Animals is out now. Featuring the singles HAZEY, GOOEY & POOLS.
"One of the most exciting bands in Britain in 2014. ZABA is blessed with musical facets that will blind you with their splendour" 8/10 - NME
"Glass Animals have mapped out a vivid, intoxicating soundworld of their own" 4/5 - Q
"Slinky, sensual, androgyne soul-pop grooves...A stylish and inviting debut" -- Uncut
"An often scintillating debut" 4/5 -- DIY Magazine
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Music video by Glass Animals performing Hazey. (C) 2014 Wolf Tone
Glass Animals released their debut album ZABA earlier this summer, and have been busy touring in support of the fantastic record. This week the UK band will start the US leg of the tour and to celebrate, the band has shared the video for “Hazey.” The clip features London based dance collective the Solitary Crew, who perform a style of street dancing called “bone breaking.” And once you watch through the video, you’ll see where they get that name. Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley explained further about their style and how it relates to the song’s message, stating:
"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."