Glass Animals has shared the trippy, Max Siedentop-directed music video for “Space Ghost Coast To Coast.” Frontman Dave Bayley stars in the visual, recorded from afar and capturing him from various positions throughout a residential area in London.
Throughout the visual, Bayley begins to be distorted in different ways––his head expands like a helium balloon and eight copies of himself play basketball with his own head. Later on, dozens of naked avatars descend from the sky to dance in a field as their bodies twist and turn.
Speaking of the song and visual, Bayley said: ‘Space Ghost’ is about someone I knew growing up in Texas…we drifted apart when I moved away at 13, but I found out a few years later he did something truly awful. The lyrics of the track are just wondering what makes someone change so much from being an innocent kid to someone who can even consider doing what he did.”
“It talks about how in the 2000s, violent video games and lyrics were blamed by the media for that type of misbehavior in teenagers…but really I think there were much bigger societal problems at play. The video is a twist on those video games,” he continued.
“Every video we have made in the last year has been made in peak lockdown…we had to get creative. In this case, Max came up with the idea that he could film me dancing in the park while sitting in his apartment. He was giving me direction the whole time via phone in my earbuds. It starts there and gets more and more surreal ha.”
“Space Ghost Coast To Coast” appears on Glass Animals’ third studio album Dreamland released in 2020. The album features the hit single “Heat Waves,” which recently spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Alternative Radio Chart.
The band recently announced dates for the forthcoming Dreamland tour kicking off on August 30 and spanning through June of 2022.