UK post-rockers Glass Animals enlist emerging Chicago emcee Jean Deaux for “Woozy,” a track off their upcoming self-titled EP. While the Oxford collective is known for painting multifaceted moodiness with their fuzzy live orchestrations and electronic nuances, “Woozy” doesn’t leave the listener exactly dizzy. Deaux sing-raps languidly over a strung-out West Coast-like beat that burns slowly like a late night or early morning feel-good buzz on this across-the-pond collaboration.
You know you are dealing with something pleasing on the ears when it has the backing of uber-producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence and the Machine, Paul McCartney.) Glass Animals inked a deal with Epworth’s new UK label Wolf Tone earlier this year. Their four-track Glass Animals EP is out Nov. 12 in the US on Harvest Records, with a full-length follow-up in the works for 2014.