Before Beyoncé decided to drop the bombshell that is her fifth studio album on the world, I came across an exciting new band by the name of London Grammar. If that name sounds familiar to you, it may be because they were featured on Disclosure’s critical and commercial success, Settle. Since then, the British trio have been busy recording their first album and playing at music festivals around the globe. It has taken some will power, but I have managed to take a break from the Beyoncé craze and give the band’s debut album my full attention.
After generating enough hype from EP’s and interviews, If You Wait was released on the 9th of September and has since peaked at number 2 on both the UK and Australian music charts. The 11-track LP offers what can be best described as a ‘blend of ambient, ethereal and classical sounds’. For me personally, the band comes across a combination of The xx and Florence Welch as, on top of bass-heavy, melancholic tunes, lies soaring vocals from lead singer Hannah Reid.
Be sure to check it out, as well as our personal favourites, ‘When We Were Young’, ‘High Life’, ‘Strong’ and ‘Nightcall’.
Now back to BEYONCÉ…
– Written by @Oasai