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Happy New Year!

Paradise Returned

Photo Credit: Will Reid

LONDON GRAMMAR

Paradise has returned to Los Angeles and Southern California this month—thankfully. The fires are out, fire season has  winded down, and the smoke is gone.

Granted, the city is still shut down, but at least we have the mountains and the ocean and beautiful weather.  Shutting down nature is not only difficult, its simply cruel, and wholly unnecessary. So we are thankful that we at least have this! We are still missing the concerts, art museums, orchestras, nightclubs, and gyms.   We hope this changes SOON!

During times of turmoil, fear, difficulty, or challenge; music, art, and film can offer us a refuge and a place of healing to get deeper in touch with our spirit, to release our feelings, and to celebrate what we have, and to heal. For this reason among many more, the artists among us ARE essential workers, and important to the very essence of society. The artists of the world are the soul of its culture.  Today, there is no better band to represent that fact than London  Grammar.

One of the most powerful and significant newer bands of our time, critically acclaimed British trio London Grammar recently released a new video for their soaring new single “Baby It’s You”  (Columbia Records). Directed by Oriol Puig, the music video was filmed on location in the forests of Catalonia and is intertwined with 3D generated imagery created by Trizz Studios.  See more with London Grammar in our “Music’s Greatest” page here in this new issue of The Hollywood Sentinel.

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London Grammar Brings Perfection with “Baby It’s You”

     British trio London Grammar have just released a soaring new single titled “Baby It’s You,” out now on Columbia Records.  Baby It’s You” arrives as the first track the band have released since their 2017 UK #1 selling album ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.’ Listen to “Baby It’s You” here: https://LondonGrammar.lnk.to/BIY
     “Baby It’s You” takes off and flies on a wave of blissed out love. A stark contrast to London Grammar’s earlier melancholic, darker vibe. The  beautiful new cut vibes strong, with beauty, love, grace, and hope in a time of immense turmoil and pain in 2020. It’s perfection demands  an immediate replay.
     The stellar new single, with brilliant beats and otherworldly layers of sound and piano, was co-produced by the band alongside lauded electronic producer George FitzGerald.  With vocalist Hannah Reid’s angelically exquisite vocals delivering nothing less than heavenly rapture, this song is one of my favorite new cuts–perfect for the dance floor, or jamming in your car on your way to paradise with your lover by your side.
     ABOUT LONDON GRAMMAR: 
      London Grammar are Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dot Major. They released their UK #2 double platinum selling debut album ‘If You Wait’ in 2013, followed by their UK #1 album ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ in 2017. They’ve garnered numerous BRIT nominations and have been awarded a prestigious Ivor Novello. The band have worked with an array of contemporary talent and brands including Paul Epworth, Flume, Dior and Disclosure, played a list of sold out tours and headlined festivals around the world.  Most recently their track Hey Now (Arty Remix) was featured on the hit show ‘Normal People.’
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Latin Star Rosalia Joins James Blake for New Single

Following the release of his critically-acclaimed fourth studio album Assume Form via Republic Records, GRAMMY Award winner James Blake premieres the video for “Barefoot in the Park, ” featuring the beautiful and talented Latina crossover star Rosalía. 

Directed by Diana Kunst and Mau Morgó (Rosalía, A$AP Rocky, FKA twigs), the video features Blake and Rosalía as characters whose fates are intertwined.

The Barcelona-born singer Rosalia is known for weaving flamenco, hip-hop, and pop sounds into compelling cuts, with her sexy, smooth voice and exotic accent; singing on both English and Spanish.  Having had  millions of streams, and praised by all  from NPR, The New York Times, Hollywood Sentinel, and Vogue,  she also received a 2017 Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

Watch “Barefoot in the Park (featuring Rosalía)” here:

Image and video, used with kind courtesy of the office of publicity of James Blake. 2019, all rights reserved.