I OH YOU are thrilled to announce DMA’S third studio album THE GLOW will be released into the world on Friday 24 April, recorded and mixed by multiple Grammy Award winning producer Stuart Price. The Sydney trio share the second cut from the album – the dark yet euphoric track Life Is A Game Of Changing.
Premiered overnight via triple j Good Nights and Radio 1 in the UK, Life Is A Game Of Changing is an unexpected change of pace. Inspired by early 90s rave culture, the track is a nod to bands like Underworld, The Prodigy, Orbital and The Chemical Brothers, and furthers DMA’S incorporation of digital beats and sequencers in their songwriting process.
Sitting in striking contrast to the song’s repetitive structure, Life Is A Game Of Changing is about humanity’s struggle to be adaptable – as creatures who are fundamentally resistant to change. Breaking away from the minimalist electronica movement, the track features unapologetically busy beatscapes, a driving 4/4 pace and an adrenaline-pumping chorus showcasing Tommy O’Dell’s signature euphoric vocals.
The accompanying video, directed by Bill Bleakley, was shot in Thailand and features locals from the area.
First single from the record Silver is the band’s fastest streaming song to date, with over 4 million streams in just three months and peaking at #34 on Spotify UK’s Viral 50 Chart and #50 on Australia’s Viral 50. The track has seen BBC Radio 1 plays, was named Record of the Week at Radio X and was added to the Radio X & Absolute Radio Daytime Playlist, and Evening List at Virgin Radio UK. Locally, the track was the #1 most played on triple j over the summer and has seen strong support across the Triple M and the HIT networks.
Silver and Life Is A Game Of Changing set the scene for what is promising to be a monumental album from DMA’S. Recorded at Westlake Studios in West Hollywood and Rak Studios London, THE GLOW is a contemporary pop record that sees the band fulfill their world class potential with a collection of songs that are destined for arenas. From their emotive heart to their towering, anthemic hooks, the core traits that have earned the band a growing global following are all in place. But with the help of Price, DMA’S have elevated both sides of their sonic spectrum to new heights and one thing is certain: this is the most fully realised of the band’s three albums to date.
As we enter the new decade, DMA’S are cementing themselves as a powerhouse act no longer on the brink of blowing up, but basking in the international spotlight. The band will be treating home crowds to new music at Laneway Festival in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Fremantle over the coming weeks.
Life Is A Game Of Changing
Single out now through I OH YOU
Available to buy/stream here
Album out Friday 24 April
through I OH YOU
Available to buy/stream here
THE GLOW tracklisting:
- Never Before
- The Glow
- Life Is A Game Of Changing
- Learning Alive
- Hello Girlfriend
- Round & Around
Be sure to catch DMA’s at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2020 on the following dates:
Auckland: Monday 27 January – Albert Park
Brisbane: Saturday 1 February – Brisbane Showgrounds (16+)
Sydney: Sunday 2 February – The Domain
Adelaide: Friday 7 February – Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)
Melbourne: Saturday 7 February – Footscray Park (16+)
Fremantle: Sunday 9 February – Esplanade Reserve and West End (16+)
Tickets from the official St Jerome’s Laneway Festival website…