Hear Glass Animals' Propulsive Indie-Pop Track 'Life Itself'

British band pens a percussion-driven ode to the outsiders of society

Glass Animals pair percussion and synths on their new single "Life Itself."

Indie-pop band Glass Animals returns with psychedelic single "Life Itself," from upcoming second LP.  The song is a propulsive, percussion-driven song that hints at an edgier, rawer direction. The British four-piece haven't announced a release date for the album, which follows their 2014 debut, Zaba.

"Things have changed a lot for us over the past two years. Instead of sitting in the studio we’ve been in a different city every night; making friends, hearing crazy stories, getting in crazy trouble," lead singer-producer Dave Bayley said in a press release. "So much has happened! All of it made me want to think about people, and write something rawer and more human." 

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Bayley said Glass Animals aim to capture the energetic vibe of their stage show. "Production­-wise, we’ve been buzzing off of the amazing energy of the crowds we've been playing to," he said. "As crowds grew, they got a bit more feral, and so did we. We found ourselves going a bit wilder on stage."

Last week, the band released an album teaser featuring an vocoder-heavy groove against a retro-styled scene with a crying waitress.