English indie-pop trio, London Grammar have shared their last single before the release of their album next Friday (April 16). The single is entitled “America.”
The frontwoman, Hannah Reid, explained on Apple Music 1 that this single was among the first ones to be written for their new record.
On Twitter, she explained, “This song is about my journey of letting go of the past and learning how to write music after a difficult time with my health.”
“America” is a fabulous smooth ballad where we can hear Reid trying to release her negative emotions and to escape the trauma experienced in the past.
For this song, the singer used the metaphor of the American Dream and its interdependence with redemption and personal reinvention.
Reid added, “I used the idea of the American Dream to say goodbye to the things that I didn’t need anymore“.
London Grammar already released several singles from their forthcoming album Californian Soil including “Baby It’s You”, “Lose Your Head”, “How Does It Feel” and the title track “Californian Soul.”
Californian Soil will have lyrics that explore misogyny and patriarchy but will also be related to the band’s experiences with fame.
This will be their third album following the one from 2017 Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.
Following the release of their album, the trio will go on a UK tour in November with 6 dates including two at London’s Alexandra Palace, which will mark their biggest headline gigs to date.
They are also planned to appear alongside Jorja Smith at Victoria Park’s All Points East Festival in August.
While waiting for Friday’s release, listen to “America” here: