Our May CD of the Month, London Grammar's Californian Soil
On their third album, Californian Soil, the English trio London Grammar explore themes of love, loss, feminism and America with their lush atmospheres and the intoxicating voice of Hannah Reid. The first single from the album, the title track, was released last October and that was already enough for us to pick it as the May CD of the Month. Each subsequent track revealed the trio had sculpted a beautiful concept album filled with passion and mood. We explore London Grammar’s Californian Soil, our May CD of the Month. Hear it tonight, 5/3/2021. Read John Diliberto’s review now.
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