Fresh from their Mercury nomination for ‘How To Be A Human Being’, Glass Animals share the video for the albums poignant closing track ‘Agnes’.
Commenting on the song, frontman Dave Bayley says, “There are varying degrees of autobiography and my own life in each song I write…but for the most part, that stuff is buried and clouded in fiction or blended with other peoples’ lives that I’ve heard about in taxis or at parties or on the street. But there is one song that stands apart from the rest. It is the most truthful, honest, and personal story i have ever written. and that song is ‘Agnes’.”
The video for Agnes, directed by Eoin Glaister is shot inside a human centrifuge. Speaking about the filming experience Dave commented, “the most striking thing is the way that the machine pulls on your heart. you can actually feel it struggling to beat and changing shape…flattening inside of your chest. Its similar to that horrible sinking, tugging heartache that comes only with complete and overwhelming sadness”.
“This video follows a string of ambitious cinematic accompaniments to Glass Animals’ singles. It’s one of the most eye-catching of them all – in part because of the power of the track and in part because of the sheer agony in frontman Dave Bayley’s face.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“If the Flaming Lips were from Oxford, they might sound like this rousing, quirky closer from the album How to Be a Human Being, just nominated for the Mercury prize.” – The Times