Glass Animals have released a music video for "Youth," the second single from their forthcoming album How to be a Human Being, which is scheduled to be released on August 26, 2016.
The band's frontman Dave Bayley discussed the concept behind "Youth" in a press release:
I try to sneakily record people and I have hours and hours of these amazing rants from taxi drivers, people we met outside of shows, people at parties. People tell you some amazing things when they don’t think they’re ever gonna see you again...
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
Based on the characters and the desert setting, the "Youth" video appears to be a part of a series with the band's previous music video "Life Itself." These two singles are also the first two songs on the album. Following the last episode which introduced a bunch of characters at a motel including a couple of masked villains, now we see the young boy more prominently featured as he dances on diner tables and jumps on motel beds.
Be sure to pre-order How to be a Human Being on Amazon and see them live in concert when you can.
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