London Grammar are back with their first single since 2017’s Truth Is A Beautiful Thing and it’s called Baby It’s You.
Three years is a lifetime in music these days but, apart from a Flume feature last year, London Grammar have taken themselves out of the spotlight. It’s turned out for the best.
Truth Is A Beautiful Thing was a sometimes beautiful but ultimately meandering record that often sounded more exciting remixed. It seems they’ve taken that criticism on because Baby It’s You is one of the most dance-driven records they’ve ever released.
It was co-produced by British producer George Fitzgerald who brings an uplifting pulse to the song.
When Hannah Reid begins to sing she’s surrounded by a minimal backdrop as she sings, “All I see is you and nothing else matters.” Bit-by-bit the song pieces together around her as percussion and synth-work join. Reid’s delivery remains the same but the song becomes something much grander.
It’s a heartwarming-yet-exciting song that’s likely to get back those fans who drifted on the last record.
Best Part: When the beat comes in alongside Reid’s vocal it starts to feel special.
Worst Part: Towards the end Reid could’ve pushed her vocal further to rise with the instrumental.
Best Lyric: “All I see is you/And nothing else matters,” is simple but beautiful at the hands of Reid.
Worst Lyric: “There’s an ocean here, but you are all I see,” is the vaguest line.