The Glass Animals are back, after a tragedy that almost ended the Oxford act. In 2018 drummer Joe Seaward was hit by a truck, breaking a leg, fracturing his skull, and suffering from severe brain damage. Re-learning to walk, talk, and drum, the band is back together, for one of their most personal albums yet. Writing from an autobiographical perspective, lead singer Dave Bayley recounts childhood memories of abusive relationships and a primary school friend who went on to become a school shooter. The pure emotion of these tracks makes them worth a listen.