Glass Animals announce ‘Dreamland: Real Life Edition’

Updated project due Aug 5th

On the two year anniversary of critically acclaimed third album Dreamland, record breaking, BRIT and GRAMMY Award-nominated, Billboard Award-winning, global sensations Glass Animals announce their special Dreamland: Real Life Edition, for fans who have been on this incredible journey with the British band who took the world by storm this year, released on August 5th. Remaining on the Global Weekly Spotify Chart for 75 weeks straight, Dreamland is the album that brought us the global smash hit “Heat Waves”, leading to a five billion global streaming band with over 38 million monthly listeners. Glass Animals returned to the UK for their first Glastonbury in five years last weekend, playing to thousands of fans on the Other Stage and honoring the Dreamland they have lived in, ever since its release during the pandemic summer of 2020. Available in all formats with a limited edition glow in the dark vinyl featuring new colorway artwork alongside a deluxe tracklist CD and cassette, the Dreamland: Real Life Edition includes collaborations with Arlo Parks, Denzel Curry, Albert Hammond Jr., Bree Runway and Diplo.

In addition, the group will release the Dreamland VHS that features Glass Animals home videos of 2022. The tape will give fans a look behind the scenes of the album with “footage ranging all the way back to Dave growing up in Texas, to the band touring the world.” The 45 minute video is set to the music of Dreamland, the album.

“We’ve even left the tape set to ‘recordable,’ so you can record your own home movies after ours (or over! be careful.),” the group states. “Everyday dreaming. Don’t expect anything less than GA-LP3 standard production to engage your mind and take you to a world in full technicolor* (*rgb color not guaranteed: some of the tapes are recorded in black and white. it’s a lottery.).”

Selling over 262K tickets in the USA last year, Glass Animals played their most iconic venue yet at the beginning of June, with two sold out nights at Colorado’s Red Rocks, where artists including Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and U2 have performed. Also storming the stage at Governors Ball in New York, this is the start of a huge festival season with performances at Lollapalooza, Splendour in the Grass, Lowlands, Reading & Leeds and more. To celebrate Dreamland: Real Life Edition, the band will play a special Dreamland.IRL show at New York’s Brooklyn Mirage on August 8th.

Glass Animals was formed in Oxford in 2010 by childhood friends Dave Bayley, Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer and Drew MacFarlane. Now the biggest band in the world, Glass Animals’ rise to global #1 with “Heat Waves” has been a story of deep connection during unprecedented times, nostalgia and support for a band described as “underdogs”. Dreamland saw Glass Animals “craft a new geography of their own…and our musical landscape is plenty richer for it” (DIY) and allowed fans to escape into a virtual world through building community on OpenSource, the band’s file sharing site. “Heat Waves” started life with Dave dragging a boom box down his empty East London street in the summer of 2020 during peak lockdown, asking fans to be involved with the video creation by filming from their windows.

With a historic climb to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, taking 59 weeks and breaking every record, the band remained in the top spot for five weeks in a row, No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 Chart for six weeks in a row, and No. 1 on the Billboard Radio Songs Chart and Billboard Global Excl. US Chart for five weeks with “Heat Waves.” Not to mention, “Heat Waves” was the longest-leading No. 1 song on Billboard Hot 100 by a British Group in over 25 years, breaking Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” record in 1997, and the longest-leading No. 1 song on Billboard Global 200. The song has also tied for the sixth-longest No. 1 run by British Groups in Hot 100’s history, alongside The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” & “Get Back” and Wings’ “Silly Love Songs.” Recently, frontman Dave Bayley hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songwriters Chart — a career first, and “Heat Waves” is the first No. 1 on the chart written by one writer since Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” in 2018 and first No. 1 written, produced and performed by one artist since Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” in 2014.

Now one of the UK’s most sought after production and writing talents, Dave Bayley recently teamed up with Florence + The Machine to co-write and co-produce several songs on her new No. 1 album, Dance Fever, including her lead single “My Love” and tracks “Dream Girl Evil,” “Prayer Factory,” “Heaven Is Here,” “Daffodil,” “Restraint” and “Morning Elvis.” In addition, Glass Animals released a remix of their latest single “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” with The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr.

CD/Cassette:

1. Dreamland
2. Tangerine
3. ((Home Movie: 1994))
4. Hot Sugar
5. ((Home Movie: BTX))
6. Space Ghost Coast to Coast
7. Tokyo Drifting (with Denzel Curry)
8. Melon and the Coconut
9. Your Love (Déjà Vu)
10. Waterfalls Coming Out Your Mouth
11. It’s All So Incredibly Loud
12. ((Home Movie: Rockets))
13. Domestic Bliss
14. Heat Waves
15. ((Home Movie: Shoes On))
16. Helium
17. Heat Waves (Stripped Back)
18. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (Stripped Back)
19. Your Love (Déjà Vu) (Stripped Back)
20. I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance) (with Albert Hammond Jr.)
21. Tangerine (with Arlo Parks)
22. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (with Bree Runway)
23. Heat Waves (Shakur Ahmad Remix)
24. Tokyo Drifting (with Denzel Curry) (Oliver Malcom Remix)
25. Heat Waves (Diplo Remix)

Glow-in-the Dark LP:

1. Dreamland
2. Tangerine
3. ((Home Movie: 1994))
4. Hot Sugar
5. ((Home Movie: BTX))
6. Space Ghost Coast to Coast
7. Tokyo Drifting (with Denzel Curry)
8. Melon and the Coconut
9. Your Love (Déjà Vu)
10. Waterfalls Coming Out Your Mouth
11. It’s All So Incredibly Loud
12. ((Home Movie: Rockets))
13. Domestic Bliss
14. Heat Waves
15. ((Home Movie: Shoes On))
16. Helium

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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