Watch the adorable video for Glass Animals' new single Youth

Watch the adorable video for Glass Animals' new single Youth

Youth is the second single from Glass Animals' forthcoming new album How To Be A Human Being, out on August 26.

With their debut album ZABA, English indie-rock foursome Glass Animals became one of my favourite bands, with a bubbly, genre-defying release that blended together their indie-rock sound with psychedelic, tropical, hip-hop and subtle electronic nuances. Youth, their newest number, is the second single we've heard from their forthcoming follow-up to ZABA, coming after the release of their returning single Life Itself, which continued ZABA'genre-sprawling sound with deep elements of tropical trip-hop. In comparison, Youth is a far more restrained release, ditching the experimental nature of their previous work in favour of a more commercial, alternative-rock sound. The vocals of frontman Dave Bayley is the main focal point of Youth, soaring above a guitar-driven beat that still manages to charm despite its restrained nature. It's a moody, somewhat haunting release from the group, who are currently gearing up for the release of their second album How To Be A Human Being, which is scheduled for release on August 26th. Check out the track's visuals below, which tells the story of a child that pulled the heart-strings of Bayley and sparked an idea that would eventually become Youth. "Someone told me a story about her son once that was one of the saddest things i’ve ever heard. What she said was completely heartbreaking, but she told it with such optimism and such a sense of calm." he says. "She was on the verge of crying, but she was also smiling and something in her face said that she had found a way to be happy again. This song is trying to get at that sentiment."

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