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A concept album of character studies culled from life on the road. After 2014’s smash hit “Gooey” catapulted Glass Animals into the international spotlight, the English indie rockers toured aggressively for a year straight. How to Be a Human Being is a lush package of swirling synths, eccentric production, and bittersweet vocals inspired by their experiences.

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back at it again.

incredibly amazing

truly such an original amazing piece of work. sounds you've never heard put together in ways u could never imagine. dave has done it again

I love this album

I had it on pre-order and from the day it came out it was almost the only thing I'd listen to. As I've gotten older, I've realized how carefully artists put their music on an album so I STRONGLY recommend listening to it in order. Just when I think I have a favorite track from this album, I fall in love with another. It's so hard to find the same kind of sound from anyone else.


Formed: 2012 in Oxfordshire, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

An intriguing mix of synth pop, indie, and hip-hop influences, Glass Animals are an Oxford, England-based band featuring singer/guitarist Dave Bayley, guitarist/keyboardist Drew MacFarlane, bassist/keyboardist Edmund Irwin-Singer and drummer Joe Seaward. Bayley and Seaward were childhood friends, but didn't start making music together until they finished school. Bayley had been writing and recording songs in his spare time, and ultimately drafted Seaward, MacFarlane and Irwin-Singer to play with...
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