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Glass Animals, a band from England, have just released their first album in four years, Dreamland.
The album was intended for release earlier this summer, but was rescheduled to August 7 to keep focus “on civil rights and understanding how to defeat prejudice.”
Four tracks were intermittently released leading up to August 7. The first was “Tokyo Drifting” featuring Denzel Curry back in 2019, followed by “Your Love (Déja Vu),” “Dreamland,” “Heat Waves,” and “It’s All So Incredibly Loud.” All four tracks have accompanying music videos.
Still, the 16-track album has plenty more to offer. Four are cinematic audio interludes that fit well with Glass Animals’s image-heavy work; the other seven are fantastical, rich songs that build Dreamland’s dreamscape. It all comes full-circle–the final track, “Helium,” samples the first (and titular) track, “Dreamland.”