Glass Animals "Heat Waves" | Track Review

Glass Animals are ready to heat up the summer. Releasing the latest single off of their forthcoming album Dreamland, the band release the unofficial, official song of the summer with “Heat Waves”.

Frontman, Dave Bayley, croons over an attempt from trying to escape from a directionless relationship. Short-sweet-and straight-to-the-point, “Heat Waves” is an effectively executed earworm that is fitting for the bittersweet season that is summer. Backed by an ultra-slick, thumping bass, the song immediately connects with quite possibly, Glass Animals’ catchiest single to date. 

Bayley connects the dots of the relatability of comparing his partner with the impact of a heat wave. Sometimes it’s inescapable, tortuous, and overwhelming. This way it allows the song to avoid being a generic anthem for a topic that’s continuously covered. Though it follows a specific American Top 40-pop formula, it figures itself along the way to find the sweet spot with remaining true to the Glass Animals sound.

Along with the song, a music video directed by Colin Read accompanied the release. The visuals sees Dave Bayley on a journey through the quarantined streets of London. Glass Animals forthcoming album Dreamland was expected to be released on July 10 but was delayed to August 7 out of respect for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Click here to check out the video.


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