Glass Animals' latest album How To Be A Human Being was recently shortlisted for the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize, and it's well deserved. The album has been streamed over 80 million times just on Spotify, and today, they just released a video for the last track on the album, "Agnes."
The video, which was directed by Eoin Glaister and can be seen above, "explores the weight of grief in an abstract way, by a Human Centrifuge, a machine used by pilots for g-force training. The subject's body mass increases as it subjected to increasing amounts of gravitation force." As per a press statement, the video shows the lead singer (Dave Bayley) having difficulty performing the song as the video progresses. It's a simple, yet complex video.
“There are varying degrees of autobiography and my own life in each song I write…but for the most part, that stuff is buried and clouded in fiction or blended with other peoples’ lives that I’ve heard about in taxis or at parties or on the street," Bayley said about the song. "But there is one song that stands apart from the rest. it is the most truthful, honest, and personal story I have ever written. And that song is ‘Agnes.’”
Glass Animals will soon kick off their Fall North American tour, and will make stops at The Shrine Auditorium in L.A., and The Ogden Theatre in Denver. Last week, the band just played a show at the iconic Red Rocks despite the rain. Check out photos from the show here and grab upcoming tickets to Glass Animals shows right here on AXS.