Can you believe it’s been 10 years since Neon Trees released their first album, Habits? 10 years since “Animal” was first released to the airwaves? That single was massive, and now, a full decade on, the band is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Today, fans can hear a newly recorded acoustic version of “Animal.”
If the 2010 recording is fresh in your memory, you’ll immediately hear how different this acoustic version is. It opens with bass and finger snaps, and builds a slower pace than the decade-old single had. Frontman Tyler Glenn sings soothingly, in spite of the lyrics, then he surprises us by going low at the end of the first verse. The musicianship continues to go in unexpected directions, making this feel like an all-new song rather than a nostalgic recreation of the original. It feels fresh, and is a great companion to its predecessor.
Listen to the acoustic, 10th anniversary edition of “Animal” below:
“Used To Like” & New Album
Revisiting the past isn’t all Neon Trees are up to these days. The band is about to release their fourth studio album – the first since 2014’s Pop Psychology. Apart from Tyler Glenn’s solo album Excommunication and the band’s standalone single “Feel Good,” it’s been a while since we heard from the group.
Their new album is due out later this year. Stay tuned for further details, including the title, tracklist, release date, and more.
Enjoy the new acoustic version of “Animal,” and feel free to revisit Habits! Keep checking back here for all the latest Neon Trees music news.