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Crazy in Your Love: Glass Animals frontman reveals Beyoncé inspiration on new single, "Déjà Vu"

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Glass Animals‘ new song “Your Love (Déjà Vu),” the current single off the band’s upcoming album, Dreamland, was created in a different way than frontman Dave Bayley is used to. Instead of starting the track on guitar, as he normally does, “Your Love” started from a drum beat.

Speaking to ABC Audio, Bayley reveals that his differing approach was partly inspired by the one and only Beyoncé.

“Beyoncé did her Coachella performance, and…marching drums played a big role,” Bayley recalls. “So I got a marching drum and started sampling it, and that’s what you hear.”

From there, the rest of “Your Love” was born, which Bayley says is a song about being “addicted to chaos.”

“I think everyone has some kind of relationship, or have had some kind of relationship — not necessarily a romantic one, could be with a friend or family member — where you know that they’re going to keep hurting you, but you keep going back,” Bayley explains. “You keep going back and you keep trying to please them, you keep letting them back into your life, but you know that they’re just gonna hurt you again.”

“You’re kind of addicted to the danger and the chaos of it,” he adds. “You get off on it some how.”

Dreamland will be released August 7.

By Josh Johnson
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