Words by Emma Howe
A rainy day tucked up in bed. Whiskey and a splash of water. Beans on toast. There are many a classic combination that are hard to better, but a song to lift or that allows you to delve into your pit of sloth-like-glee is a rare thing to find. With our bleak and rainy start to the summer set to continue you will find no better comfort blanket to your days than that provided by Glass Animals.
'Cocoa Hooves', lead track from the UK four piece's EP, is the perfect mixture of delicate melodies, dark melancholy and sultry breakdowns.
Released on Kaya Kaya Records, this is a shifting tale of lovelorn admission led beautifully by the vocals of David Barley that infuses electronica, clipped womps and the smotherings of a Wild Beasts cooler sibling. The vulnerability of the track is almost creepy, but danceable and literate at the same time.
'Cocoa Hooves' is as inspiring as it is intriguing and a sign that Glass Animals have matured during their hiatus allowing the pin to drop and a knock at the door for a very special and real prospect of another addition to the UK's weird genius genre.
Today's tip comes courtesy of Nadine Shah