Glass Animals and Denzel Curry unite on new single 'Tokyo Drifting'.
The band have been silent for too damn long, with their last blast of new material arriving just over three years ago.
New single 'Tokyo Drifting' changes all this, an explosive return that pairs the English group against rapper Denzel Curry.
The studio link up works seamlessly, with frontman Dave Bayley re-casting himself as Wavey Davey.
The alter ego took a bit of explaining in the studio, as he's free to admit: "The first thing Denzel said to me about the track was 'this is fire'. Then he said: Is this you flexin’? And I said: Yeh...it is...sort of. It’s an ironic internal flex - me as a narrator describing/taking the piss out of an extreme alter ego version of myself; a version of me that can do things that I’m uncomfortable doing."
"Wavey Davey is my fucked-up Sasha Fierce; he’s a geezer, a street fighter, he can dance, he parties hard, he’s spontaneous. He can take hits and be told he is shit and not care because he’s confident. He can fight everything the world throws at him."
The vibrant arrangement represents a biting, extremely direct return, with Glass Animals going for the jugular on 'Tokyo Drifting'.
He continues: “I think this kind of character is someone we all create for ourselves now to some extent. We have these curated versions of ourselves on the internet - beautiful, edited, cool, distilled versions of us, all slightly super human. You can push and push and push yourself to hide and ignore your vulnerabilities like that...but it comes at a cost. It’s not real and it isn’t sustainable.”
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