Glass Animals‘ Dave Bayley has teamed up with Florence + The Machine to remix her recent single “My Love.” The original, co-produced by Bayley, is taken from Florence’s forthcoming fifth LP Dance Fever, out May 13th. The album was produced by Florence, Jack Antonoff and Dave Bayley.
“I feel so lucky to have been able to learn from and work with Florence,” says Bayley. “She’s a fucking genius! And one of the most natural and authentic writers/producers/artists on the planet. She had such a strong and brilliant vision for the album lyrically, sonically and visually, so while working on the tracks we were careful to stay in that space. With the remix I thought it would be fun to try to sneak out of that world a little and make something as heavy and clubby as possible, while still letting her incredible voice and powerful words sit front and centre to carry the whole song. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the rest of what she’s created with this album!”
In addition, just yesterday Glass Animals teamed up with Spotify to release their Spotify Singles Session as part of a series celebrating the emerging talent nominated for the Best New Artist category at this year’s Grammy® Awards. The series asked artists to re-imagine one of their own hit songs as well as recording a cover song as a tribute to a past Best New Artist nominees. Recorded in Spotify’s studio in London the band chose to re-imagine their newest single “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” and a cover of Lorde’s “Solar Power.” You can listen to both singles HERE.
On the recent releases Dave Bayley said “I chose Solar Power because in a time when we were all stuck indoors a bit – this song made me feel like I was on a beach….we all needed a bit of that! It’s a stunning song and then I just had a version of it in my head where it was faster with a gospel choir behind it….so….we made it!”
Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” continues to be the biggest song in the world this week, as it remains #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for the fourth week in a row, the longest-leading #1 song by a British group in over 25 years, since Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” in 1997 – and its reign is now among the top 10 longest ever for songs by British groups (see full list below). “Heat Waves” holds #1 on Billboard’s Radio Songs Chart and Global Excl. U.S. Chart for the third week in a row.
In addition, the song has broken the record for the most weeks at #1 for a song by a group on the Billboard 200 Global Chart, leading for five weeks in a row.
Not to mention, this week “Heat Waves” has spent 9 weeks at #1 on Spotify Global 50 Chart.