The British-based trio of London Grammar, which consists of Hannah Reid, Dot Major, and Dan Rothman, will have their much anticipated debut effort, If You Wait released through Sony/Columbia Records on September 10th. The material on the album is the result of 18 painstaking months of writing and recording with a production team that the band handpicked to co-produce the album – and it included Tim Bran (who has worked with the Verve, Richard Ashcroft and La Roux), Roy Kerr, aka The Freelance Hellraiser, and Roc Nation’s KD (Beyonce, Outkast and Jay Z) and Tom Coyne (Adele) were recruited to mix the masters.
“Interlude” is the first single from the album. When you listen to it, you’ll be struck by the song’s elegant simplicity – it’s just vocalist Hannah Reid’s achingly yearning vocals, piano, drums and a gentle wash of electronics here and there that bears a resemblance to old jazz standards – and to Mazzy Star. And if it isn’t that, it’s the fact that the track is hauntingly gorgeous and it manages to linger like smoke.
The band will be conducting an world tour which will have them playing a ton of dates in the States throughout September and October which will include stops in Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; October 8th at the Gramercy Theatre; and Boston, MA.