Glass Animals release new video for “Agnes

Glass Animals have released a new video for their latest single "Agnes"

Glass Animals have released their new video for new single “Agnes,” off their latest release How To Be A Human Being. “Agnes” is the most personal song lead singer Dave Bayley has ever written. Dave explains: “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. 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.'”

The video, directed by Eoin Glaister, 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 gravitational force, and as the song progresses this is visibly showcased through Dave’s difficulty performing the song.

Eoin explains: “In searching for ways to explore the weight of grief I remembered my grandfather used to perform tests on a human centrifuge, Essentially it’s an extremely large bit of kit that spins around very quickly. As it does so it subjects its occupants to increased levels of g-force. The faster 4you go, the heavier you become. On the day Dave described this feeling as like having an elephant sat on his chest. It was emotional. Appropriately so.'”

GLASS ANIMALS – NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Newly added dates in bold

8/2 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
8/3 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
8/4 – Montréal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
8/5 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
9/16 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
9/19 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
9/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
9/22 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
9/23- Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
9/25 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre
9/27 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
9/28 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
9/29 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
9/30 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE! – Outdoors
10/2 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/3 – Montréal, QC@ Metropolis
10/5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/7 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
10/8 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/9 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World
10/13 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
10/13-15 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits