Glass Animals are back with another remix, this time locking in with The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. for a fresh perspective on the band’s carefree single “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” shared via Republic Records.
“EXCEPTIONALLY excited to announce a collab w the one and only Albert Hammond Jr.!!” Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley wrote in a statement on Twitter. “We wrote and recorded a whole new massive exploding wig-out outro. Grew up listening to Albert’s records, and learning his guitar parts was a huge part of how I learned guitar myself.”
Hammond Jr. adds: “I met David over zoom and we spoke of coffee and Jetway. Two things I still owe him. I was hoping we would write a song one day but being so far from each other and mid pandemic it didn’t seem likely. Then out of the blue he sent me ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk.’ I knew exactly what I needed to do. I got some distortion and went to work. David thanks for having me to many more things to come.”
“I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” arrived last fall as the highly anticipated follow up release following the arrival of the band’s third studio album Dreamland, which arrived in 2020 and featured their global smash hit “Heat Waves.”
“I want people to switch their devices off, put this song on, close their eyes and have that release for a moment,” Bayley said of the “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” when it was first released.
“Talking is great, don’t get me wrong. But this pandemic has made so many of us look inwards in a way we maybe haven’t before,” he adds. “The uncertainty in the world and the inability to go out and create new memories makes you dig deep into the past. It really fed people’s deepest insecurities and rattled our foundations in so many ways. Relationships changed, friendships altered, and self-confidence was warped.”