Glass Animals are feeling “Your Love.” On Wednesday (Feb. 19), the psychedelic pop-rockers released their new single “Your Love (Deja Vu).”
On the irresistibly dance-oriented track, the British fourpiece charm, seduce and lavish praise on a blue-haired flame who “lives for the camera.”
“I can feel your love/ Your temporary touch/ It’s a hit and run/ You go back there when you’re done/ Don’t you hold someone/ ‘Cause I can feel your love,” frontman Dave Bayley croons over a skittering hip-hop-inspired beat that sounds as if it was lifted from the mid-2000s playbook of producers like Timbaland and the Neptunes.
The new track is Glass Animals’ first release since 2019’s “Tokyo Drifting” — itself a continuation of the band’s ongoing “Fresh Fruit” experimental series of collaborative releases with the likes of Joey Bada$$ and Denzel Curry.
“I think we’ve all found ourselves in f–ked up relationships that make us feel sad and helpless,” Bayley said in a statement. “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. 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.”
Bayley continued, “This song 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 realize you’re doing it.”
Next, Glass Animals will embark on a sold-out North American headlining tour — their first since drummer Joe Seaward’s life-threatening cycling accident in July 2018 and subsequent recovery. The run of dates kicks off Feb. 25 at U Street Music Hall in Washington D.C.
Check out “Your Love (Deja Vu)” below.