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Glass Animals Ride the Slow-burning 'Heat Waves' to Grammys

Members of the group Glass Animals, from left, Edmund Irwin-Singer, Joe Seaward, Dave Bayley and Drew MacFarlane appear at the Mercury Prize 2017 awards in London on Sept. 14, 2017. The band is nominated for a Grammy Award for best new artist. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP, File)
Members of the group Glass Animals, from left, Edmund Irwin-Singer, Joe Seaward, Dave Bayley and Drew MacFarlane appear at the Mercury Prize 2017 awards in London on Sept. 14, 2017. The band is nominated for a Grammy Award for best new artist. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP, File)

New York (AP) -- Hospitals aren't usually incubators of great music, but in the case of English indie-pop band Glass Animals, one member's medical emergency led to a breakout album and a Grammy nomination.

Drummer Joe Seaward was struck by a truck in 2018 while riding his bike in Dublin, leaving him fighting for his life. Dave Bayley, the quartet’s songwriter, singer and producer, spent long hours next to his friend in the hospital, the future uncertain under the harsh florescent lights.