On August 26th, Glass Animals will return with their sophomore album, How To Be a Human Being. The follow-up to 2014’s ZABA was previously teased in May with lead single “Life Itself”. Today, the UK outfit’s unboxed a second offering with “Youth”.
Here, frontman Dave Bayley’s breathy vocals curve and meander throughout the stripped-back track. In a statement, he explained the concept behind “Youth”:
“Someone told me a story about her son once that was one of the saddest things I’ve ever heard. What she said was completely heartbreaking, but she told it with such optimism and such a sense of calm. She was on the verge of crying, but she was also smiling and something in her face said that she had found a way to be happy again. This song is trying to get at that sentiment.”