As Paulo Coelho said, you can control destiny but not your fate.
Dave Bayley was pursuing a degree in medicine when he decided to place a couple of song demos online. And, they were heard by the right people, namely Paul Epworth. Credited for helping shape the careers of Rihanna, Adele and Maximo Park, Epworth saw the potential in Bayley and his music. Despite being landed with opportunities, Bayley opted to continue his education but switched degree from medicine to neuroscience. So even though he put his musical ambitions on hold, he was able to follow them after graduation.
Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer and Joe Seaward joined in 2010 and Glass Animals was born. The psychedelic indie pop, rip-hop quartet started performing locally and once again caught the attention of Paul Epworth. The acclaimed producer and songwriter signed Glass Animals to his own UK label Wolf Tone and thus started a successful musical journey for the Oxford, England, stars.
With two albums released so far, Glass Animals are currently touring in support of “How to Be a Human Being”. A North American trek, it includes performances in several musical festivals along with exclusive shows at popular venues. Glass Animals tickets are in great demand for their ongoing tour.
Early Life and Influences
Four friends with mutual interest in indie rock and psychedelic pop joined forces in 2010 to form Glass Animals. By combining 90s’ R&B with catchy melodies and electronic beats, the quartet has been able to create a multi-layered sound that reaches diverse audience. Conceptual lyrics and dynamic production helped them secure a position in both the UK and US, making them a popular name.
Glass Animals influences are as diverse and eclectic as their music. R&B and jazz singers like Nina Simone and soul music’s legend Otis Redding were their early inspiration. Later Bayley started listening to the rappers like Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott and Dr. Dre, expanding on his musical taste. Drew MacFarlane and Edmund Irwin enjoyed classical and jazz music, and are a fan of Destiny’s Child. Traces of all these influences can be found in their music, which is unique and full of rhythm, appealing to mass audiences.
Glass Animals Breakthrough
After signing with Paul Epworth’s label, it was nothing but a ride up for the Glass Animals. They released the EP “Psylla” featuring four songs and “Leaflings” followed in 2012. Their 2014 self-titled EP pushed them into limelight and offered songs that immediately captured the listeners.
Deep vocals and captivating lyrics resulted in sound musical aesthetics that managed to enthrall the fans of R&B and indie rock. Epworth worked his magic on Glass Animals the same way he did on the pop diva Adele and even Florence, shaping their sound of music to be more sensible and full of variety.
Songs like “Black Mambo,” “Gooey” and “Pools” were released, all three managing to break through the music charts. Glass Animals also started performing live and their headlining shows saw a huge attendance. With enough songs in their repertoire to entertain the fans, the band created an energetic ambiance supported by stage shenanigans and special effects.
Glass Animals Notable Albums
In a career that’s still very young, Glass Animals have released two studio albums. “Zaba” hit the shelves in 2014 and cracked through the Billboard 200, peaking at 177th position. Critics called it a “mesmerizing effort” laced with tunes that are both dark and playful, and lyrics that are simply beautiful. Featuring popular tracks from their self-titled EP, like “Gooey” and “Black Mambo”, the album also includes new songs such as “Flip,” “Walla Walla” and “Toes.”
The entire album is woven together through eclectic percussion, deep electronics and smooth jazz. From slow seductive numbers to powerful anthems, “Zaba” offers variety to the fans. Sleek vocals and soulful harmonies make it a huge hit and laid the foundation for the band’s second release.
“How to Be a Human Being” came out in 2016 and succeeds every step of the way. Rousing melodies landed it among the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 and the Glass Animals was especially lauded for their boldness. Experimenting with new style and incredible riffs, it surpasses its predecessor in maturity. “Youth” and “Mama’s Gun” are among the many songs that stand out and made the album a blockbuster. As the band embarks on their North American tour, the fans will have a chance to listen to the live renditions.
Glass Animals Tour Tickets
Glass Animals have maintained a significance presence on road, performing live in headlining shows as well as music festivals. They have already been to the Bonnaroo and Coachella stage, and were named among the best performers in these prestigious events.
Glass Animals tour tickets are among the hottest purchases currently as the English quartet continue to sell out arenas on their How to Be a Human Being Tour. Through their catchy lyrics they are able to grab the fans from the word go and the entire concert is an energetic experience.
Fans follow Bayley as he jumps and spins around the stage, grooving on the rhythmic beats. Every song, be it “The Other Side of Paradise,” “Cane Shuga” or “Season 2 Episode 3” receives a warm response and the crowd joins Glass Animals in singing.
It has so far been an amazing concert experience for the Glass Animals fans and they leave the arena screaming for more. Don’t miss the chance of watching them live when they come to your city.