London Grammar have shared a new song called ‘How Does It Feel’, as well as pushing back the release date of their new album.
Premiering on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World tonight (March 9), the track is the latest preview of the trio’s forthcoming third album ‘Californian Soil’.
“I’ve always loved pop music. Some of my favourite writers and singers are female, many who are younger than me but who are absolutely smashing the pop world with amazing songs,” singer Hannah Reid explained.
“This song started off as an experiment, and ended up being one of my favourites on the record. Along with our alternative side, this creates a light and shade on our album that I’ve always wanted to achieve.”
Not only that, but the band have pushed the release of ‘California Soil’ back by a week to April 16.
“We’ve suffered some delays in manufacturing and shipping due to the ongoing pandemic and border issues,” the band said in a statement. “Thank you to all our fans for your patience and understanding. We hope it’s worth the wait.”
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— London Grammar (@londongrammar) March 9, 2021
‘How Does It Feel’ was co-produced by BRIT Award-winning writer/producer Steve Mac, who has previously worked with the likes of Years & Years, Chvrches, Little Mix and Zara Larsson.
London Grammar have previously shared ‘Baby It’s You’, ‘Lose Your Head’ and the title track from ‘Californian Soil’, which follows 2017’s ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’.
This November, the band will embark on a UK tour including their biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace. See the full schedule below.
Friday 5 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Saturday 6 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
Monday 8 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Tuesday 9 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Friday 12 – Alexandra Palace, London
Saturday 13 – Alexandra Palace, London
Speaking to NME for a Big Read cover feature last month, Reid discussed her experiences of misogyny within the music industry – recalling the time a security guard labelled her “a formidable young woman”.
Yesterday (March 8), the singer launched a new t-shirt bearing the phrase ‘Formidable Young Woman’ to mark International Women’s Day. All sales profits from the tees will go to Care International UK, described by Reid as “an amazing women’s charity working to save lives and achieve equal rights and opportunities”.