While in lockdown at home in London, Glass Animals’ frontman Dave Bayley has been unveiling his own ‘Quarantine Covers’, and now the first two are available to be streamed!
Covering Nirvana’s ‘Heart Shaped Box’ and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young & Beautiful, the band have also set up their own Open Source website, which is full of goodies that fans can download and use to create something spectacular.
“Isolation can drive us all crazy,” Dave says. “But, at the same time, it could be quite healthy for people’s creativity. I find creating things helps me keep my head straight. All the frustration of being locked in can be released by making something. In the modern age where literally ANYTHING is possible, that canvas is sort of so blank it can be a black hole. So the main hurdle is often finding that initial piece of inspiration, that nugget that kicks off an idea and can be built on. Sometimes it’s a sound, sometimes it’s a graphic, sometimes it’s a photograph, or a tiny film clip…it’s usually some kind of raw-ish material that has the capacity to be transformed, re-imagined, twisted and reshaped into something else. This site will host all GA output in its rawest forms. Bits of code from our websites, drum/synth/sfx sounds I made for our songs, layered photoshop files from covers, 3D scans of stuff from around my house used in the latest artwork (including my own head) etc etc. Anyway - I hope it inspires someone to make something and I hope it gives someone an outlet for their confusion in this strange time.”