Beach Balls, animal suits, and plastic blow-up animals filled Central Park’s Summer Stage. Indie rock band, Glass Animals, brought multitudes of high energy, and gave us an electrifying stage performance. Dave Bayley, lead vocalist of Glass Animals vocals, has a unique sound reminiscent of a dark whisper. The band entered onto the stage and opened the show with “Black Mamba,” a song featured on Glass Animal’s debut album Zaba.
Glass Animal’s tribal sound takes their listener to another place. The stage filled with the tropical fruit, pineapple, shows their island inspiration and flair in their music and performance. The beats of the drums, and the strums of the guitar create sounds that you can’t help but move to. The bass rumbles throughout Central Park as Glass Animals delivers their high-energy music. Glass Animal’s music creates a pulse for the people and people can be seen dancing to the rhythm of the beat.
The indie rock band performed one of their hit songs “Gooey,” and the crowd went wild. Filling up the air with beach balls and blow-up plastic animals, the crowd felt the peanut butter vibes that Glass Animals was giving us. “Gold Lime,” a cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Gold Lion,” and Erykah Badu’s “The Healer/Hip-Hop” was also performed live for the first time on the Central Park stage. The band surely knows how to move the crowd, with Dave Bayley’s quirky dance moves and smooth voice, and the live instrumentation of the band, the audience can’t help but coast along as Glass Animals perform. Glass Animal’s music is perfect for a Sunday afternoon, with their honest lyrics coupled with their tribal sound, it creates a sensation for our ears.
Glass Animals is currently on tour, and will be returning back to NYC at Terminal 5 on October 15, 2015. Check out Glass Animals debut album Zaba below.