It's been a while since we last heard new music from the legends Glass Animals. Well, the comeback is more than amazing - they just released their "Tokyo Drifting", featuring the phenomenal American rapper Denzel Curry, who kicks in with a killer verse.
Dave Bailey, the lead of Glass Animals, shares about the making of the track:
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."
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.
"Tokyo Drifting" is quite unusual for them, rather trappy and powerful, in comparison with their spaced-out, trippy songs. But it is indeed fire!