Glass Animals have done it! Heat Waves has taken out Triple J’s Hottest 100 top spot for 2020.
The band from the UK have quite literally been making waves this year with the release of the album ‘Dreamland’. The album was released in August last year, and gave us other hot tracks like Your Love (Déjà Vu) which took out the #51 spot and Tangerine (#18).
This year was VERY close, I mean VERY close. A bee’s dick VERY close. Last week, there was only 350 votes separating the two top spots. And since voting closed there was apparently only a handful of votes separating Glass Animals and Spacey Jane for the top spot. WOW.
The song is an absolute bop and the music video itself is also a sight to be seen. The clip for Heat Waves pays homage to the live music scene and how it’s been affected by COVID-19.
“[Heat Waves is] a love letter to live music and the culture and togetherness surrounding it,” frontman Dave Bayley said in a statement.
“It was filmed at the peak of the lockdown in my neighbourhood in East London by the lovely people who live around me, just using their phones.
“These are people who are usually out at shows, in galleries, going to cinemas etc. These venues are left empty now, and many of them will not survive. The song is about loss and longing, and ultimately realising you are unable to save something… and this video is about that but for art, being together, and human contact.”
It’s been a HUGE year for Aussie artists and that truly brings a tear to my eye. 66 tracks were from local artists, which ties with 2016 for the most Australian entries in a countdown.
The Top 10 itself was also super Aussie, with the Hilltop Hoods, The Jungle Giants, G Flip, Tame Impala, Ball Park Music, Flume and of course Aussie heavy-weights Spacey Jane all taking the top spots.
Cop the full list here.