Glass Animals shares the official music video for their song “Tangerine,” taken from the band’s magnificent third album Dreamland that was released in August on Republic Records.
The the official music video for “Tangerine” is a brilliantly mind-boggling 3-minute trip that explores the passing of time in a way that only Glass Animals could. On making the video, Dave says: “The song is about seeing someone get lost in the unimportant things in the world…to the point where they lose what made them unique and incredible. We’re all born naive and curious and playful and open and vulnerable…and over time those parts of us can get stifled…sometimes too much…to the point where all that child-like joy and curiosity is gone except for a tiny little glint of it that appears all too rarely, like a ghost in the eyes.”
He continues, “I have to thank director David Wilson hugely for this one–we talked about that theme, and he came up with the beautiful, cyclical narrative for this video. I fell in love with it when he told me the idea, but I was petrified of having to act. I have always hated the idea of doing any sort of ‘acting’…however small or subtle the role. But he was so sure I could do it. and I have to say I had a lot of fun trying.”
Since its release, Dreamland has continued to make monumental noise with Glass Animals’ adoring fans and beyond. It made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic—entering the UK chart at #2 behind Taylor Swift and going straight into the Top 10 on the Billboard Chart (the highest chart position for a British alternative band since The 1975). Not to mention, Dreamland received widespread praise from press across the globe, including Billboard, Clash, Consequence of Sound, DIY, Dork, E! News, Entertainment Weekly, Fast Company, FLOOD Magazine, MTV, NME, USA Today and many more—see the latest press quote sheet below. Their latest single, “Heat Waves,” has amassed over 70 million streams to date and continues to climb up the Alternative Radio chart, currently sitting in the Top 20. The song has also entered Spotify’s Top 200 Chart and is currently #3 in their Pop Rising playlist. Frontman Dave Bayley performed a stripped-back version of the song on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
The band has been celebrating the release of the album ever since, in every way they can, and has performed “Tangerine” in Radio 1’s Live Lounge last week (with track collaborator Arlo Parks) and on The Late Late Show with James Corden in September. In October, they went ‘Live In The Internet’ and put on a history-making virtual performance of the album with guests including Arlo Parks and friend and collaborator Denzel Curry (who appears on early single “Tokyo Drifting”).