I downloaded London Grammar’s first Album, If You Wait, about 10 months ago. I couldn’t stop listening to it.
I know with new music, I do give it some good repeat airplay, but this length of time and amount of repeating surprised me.
At first, I found favourites in the songs “Hey Now” and “Wasting My Young Years”. This then shifted to “Shyer” and “Strong” and, most recently, to “Metal & Dust”. But “Interlude” has been a particular favourite all along.
So what is it about this music for me?
New Year’s Eve 2013, I was at the Star Bar, Darling Harbor, with a new friend of a few months and couple of friends of a few days. We were all different ages, and sat at a table with 3 older couples that were all friends also.
It was truly a treat. We had all splashed out and bought tickets to this evening of fresh seafood and champagne in a room with elegant table settings, a wide dance floor and a glass wall overlooking the Harbor, men were in suits and women in their best dresses and fine jewellery.
We introduced ourselves to the others at our table, but talked more amongst our own group of friends at first.