|London Grammar — If You Wait |
London Grammar — If You Wait
↑↓ "a blend of ambient, ethereal and classical sounds" with melancholy guitar, soaring vocals and plaintive lyrics.
Location: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Album release: September 9, 2013
Record Label: Metal & Dust/Dew Process/Because
01. Hey Now (3:27)
02. Stay Awake (3:06)
03. Shyer (3:07)
04. Wasting My Young Years (3:24)
05. Sights (4:13)
06. Strong (4:36)
07. Nightcall (4:30)
08. Metal & Dust (3:28)
09. Interlude (Live) (4:05)
10. Flickers (4:45)
11. If You Wait (4:45)
12. Help (3:53)
13. Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me (3:02)
14. Help Me Lose My Mind (feat. Disclosure) (4:05)
15. High Life (4:04)
16. Maybe (4:24)
17. When We Were Young (3:06)
? 2013 Metal & Dust Recordings Ltd / Ministry of Sound Recordings Ltd
Contemporaries: The xx, Bat for Lashes, Lorde, James Blake, MS MR, Anna Calvi, AlunaGeorge, Lou Doillon
↑↓ Dot Major
↑↓ Hannah Reid
↑↓ Dan Rothman
Peak chart positions:
United Kingdom #2
New Zealand #22
↑↓ London Grammar's music has been described as "a blend of ambient, ethereal and classical sounds" with melancholy guitar, soaring vocals and plaintive lyrics. Hannah Reid's powerful, brooding vocals, prominent on all of London Grammar's tracks released to date, are often compared to those of Judie Tzuke and Florence Welch. Reid also contributes to the band through her self-written lyrics which she describes as "emotionally affected". As disclosed in an interview with a Glamour UK magazine, she "writes about people who come in and out of my life." The song "Wasting My Young Years", which has received over 2.8 million views on YouTube, was written about her ex-boyfriend.
↑↓ Debut album by the British electronic music trio. Featuring 'Hey Now', the track that the band released onto the internet in 2012, 'If You Wait' debuted in the UK Albums Chart at #2. This deluxe edition includes a bonus disc featuring six extra tracks.
↑↓ It's no understatement that London Grammar's forthcoming album is one of the most highly anticipated debuts this year. Confirmed for release on September 9, the album is a result of 18 painstaking months spent writing and recording. Each of the 11 tracks is testament to the trio's innate understanding of the roles that subtlety, contrast and restraint have played in the creation of memorable, timeless and transcendent music. "That's how this all started," says Dan, "and it's always been our primary goal, to keep space in the music. The way that, say, the guitar and vocal interact is massively important to us." Heavily involved in every decision made on the album, the band handpicked their team, working closely with producers Tim Bran (The Verve, Richard Ashcroft, La Roux) and Roy Kerr AKA The Freelance Hellraiser. Drafting in Roc Nation's KD (Outkast, Beyoncé, Jay-Z) to mix the album, with Grammy-winning Tom Coyne (Adele's 21), joining them to master. Tracks like If You Wait and Flickers possess that strange duality of lament and defiance, filled with textures, colours, shadings and interjections that are subtle yet deliver devastating power. The next single, Strong, out on September 1 is the final, killer blow. Building — as you would expect from London Grammar — from nothing, from the barest of bones, Hannah's soaring vocals propels the song to its crashing climax. More than delivering on their promise, London Grammar's electrifying debut solidifies them as being one of the most exciting and innovative bands to emerge in 2013.
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INTERVIEW by Lewis Corner, Tuesday, Jun 18 2013, 12:38 BST
By JENN SELBY MONDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER 2013
|London Grammar — If You Wait |