I’m absolutely floored. I had no idea you could put Andy C & London Grammar in the same zip code at the same time, much less have the former remix the latter. This reworking of “Sights” is hot off the presses and immediately reminds you how good at their job both London Grammar & Andy C are. The melancholy vocal energy of London Grammar’s original lines is preserved perfectly. The drum & bass elements come together slowly, like a master assembling his tool belt & workstation slowly but surely. As the energy shambles along, you arrive three minutes & 15 seconds in, and the triumphant build finally reveals itself. Pulling into the danceable back beat ever so slowly, you find yourself flying along before you know what’s going on. The vocals pull back in to remind you, yes this still was London Grammar, so be sad it’s over too.
The mark of a potent artist is one that not only generates original work, but seeds remixes all over the world. London Grammar has been killing it in that department with remixes from Arty, Bonobo & a dozen more found in even the most casual search. Tonight, I bring you a chilled out, tribal drum featuring remix of “Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me.” LCAW slows it down and gives the melancholy vocals a halo effect that’s hard to forget. Wind down and remember, you made it to Friday. Check out LCAW & see London Grammar if you ever have the chance.