London Grammar have shared ‘Californian Soil’ the title track brand from thei highly anticipated third studio album of the same name.
The album, set for release on February 12 2021 on Ministry Of Sound, marks a certain transformation for the band.
Californian Soil is the irrefutably beautiful third record from London Grammar, whose success and longevity as a band has traced the British pop graph for over a decade. Over the years however, success was not all it was meant to be, namely for frontwoman Hannah Reid, who’s perpetual first hand experience of misogyny in the music industry weighed heavy.
Listen to ‘Californian Soil’ by London Grammar on the Official Premier League Music playlist on Spotify.
However, with the support of her two friends and fellow bandmates Dan Rothman and Dot Major, Hannah has found the power to become the leader she needed to be for this new iteration of London Grammar.
“Misogyny is primitive,” says Hannah, “which is why it is so hard to change. But it is also fearful. It’s about rejecting the thing in yourself which is vulnerable or feminine. Yet everybody has that thing.”
Reid continues, “This record is about gaining possession of my own life. You imagine success will be amazing. Then you see it from the inside and ask, why am I not controlling this thing? Why am I not allowed to be in control of it? And does that connect, in any way to being a woman? If so, how can I do that differently?”
Following its premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record last month, the band released their return single ‘Baby It’s You’, arriving as the first piece of music the band released since their 2017 #1 selling album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.