London Grammar have shared another melancholic effort from their upcoming third studio album, Californian Soil, in the form of the emotional new number ‘Lose Your Head’.
‘Lose Your Head’ is the third track to be taken from the hotly anticipated upcoming release, following comeback single ‘Baby It’s You’, and arrives as the record’s titular track. The three-piece are set to release their third record on 9th April via Ministry of Sound and is the first full-length release from the band since 2017 effort Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.
Speaking about their latest track, vocalist Hannah Reid commented: “‘Lose Your Head’ is about power and control in relationships. The lyrics are quite dark, but I wanted to show the song in an upbeat way.”
Reid’s comments encapsulate the record’s theme, which is all about fighting back to the constant misogyny thrown at her throughout her career to date. When London Grammar emerged onto the scene in 2013, Reid’s appearance was, infamously, the topic of a ridiculous tweet posted by Radio 1 Breakfast Show, that read: “We all think that the girl from London Grammar is fit. Let us know if you agree on 81199 #ladz”.
After receiving many complaints, the radio station then claimed their comment was ‘ironic’ and apologised: “Our tweet earlier about Hannah from London Grammar was meant to be ironic, but we got it wrong. We’re sorry.”
This incident is just a tiny example of the sort of things that Reid has had to deal with just because she’s a woman and speaking about Californian Soil, the singer commented: “Misogyny is primitive, 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.”
She added: “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?'”
‘Lose Your Head’ is a heart-wrenching effort that beautifully juxtaposes Reid’s pure classically-trained vocals with a powerful beat resulting in a track that could only be by London Grammar. Their unique blend of these two traditionally disparate sounds make for immaculate bedfellows on ‘Lose Your Head’ and points towards an impressive third album.