Glass Animals shares a live version of their global smash hit “Heat Waves” featuring Holly Humberstone for La Blogothèque. Since its initial release, “Heat Waves” has experienced a global rise in support that shows no signs of stopping, having just hit #1 on Australia’s ARIA Singles Chart, #12 on Spotify’s US Top 50 Chart and #31 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart.
Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley has teamed up with the rising star Holly Humberstone for a mesmerising version of “Heat Waves” filmed in London. The pair float along, Dave with guitar in hand, harmonising effortlessly to the bands’ introspective love song.
“Heat Waves” was first released in June 2020 ahead of Glass Animals’ third album Dreamland later that summer. Having originally resonated with their fans, word quickly spread, and the track started getting healthy traction at radio globally. Next came a sync placement on FIFA, which opened up a whole new audience and helped the track begin to climb charts all over the world. “Heat Waves” most notably received the #1 on triple j’s 2020 “Hottest 100”—an accolade not given to a UK band since Mumford & Sons in 2009, with previous winners including Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish. A third surge in attention came more recently with an organic Minecraft affiliation, whereby the YouTuber LoverFella (2.1M subscribers) rebuilt a Glass Animals fan’s base and surprised her with a meet and greet with the band who were waiting inside.