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Music for kids and their adults
Acoustic, Americana and Roots
Exploring the musical legacy of Prince and beyond
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 10:00 AM, The Current Presale
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 10:00 AM, Onsale
The skilled genre-mashers in Oxford, England's Glass Animals bring synth pop, indie, R&B, and hip-hop together in innovative and inviting ways. On 2014's ZABA, Dave Bayley's androgynous falsetto and surreal lyrics fit perfectly with the album's hypnotic beats, rippling guitars, and aquatic synths, resulting in slightly alien yet alluring tracks like the certified platinum single "Gooey." Glass Animals expanded their perspective on 2016's Mercury Prize-nominated How to Be a Human Being, a set of artful character sketches that revealed new dimensions to their music as well as Bayley's songwriting. He took a more personal approach on 2020's abstractly autobiographical Dreamland, mixing the sounds and pop culture from his '90s childhood into futuristic-sounding songs like the chart-topping hit, "Heat Waves."
Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 6 at 10 a.m. The Current has access to a special presale on Thursday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with code THECURRENT.