Glass Animals have shared their latest single ‘Heat Waves’ from the upcoming album, Dreamland due for release on 07 August.

The track is the fourth single to be taken from the album, following the title track, ‘Your Love (Déjà Vu)’, and ‘Tokyo Drifting’ (with Denzel Curry).

In a statement by the Oxford band on Twitter they announced that the single and the album had been pushed back in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. “It couldn’t have felt more like the wrong time to release music,” the statement reads.

In a further tweet written by Dave Bayley from the band, they announced that “Heat Waves is about realising you can’t make everyone happy and realising it’s okay to be defeated by something.”

The single was debuted as Annie Mac’s hottest record tonight (June 29) and Glass Animals released its video soon after.

The video (below) sees Bayley dragging TV screens down a street while people film from windows, before he reaches and performs in a theatre.

“It’s meant to reference the sentiments in the song… about being defeated and unable to save something,” said Bayley.

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