Single Review: London Grammar – Truth Is A Beautiful Thing

London Grammar Truth Is A Beautiful Thing

London Grammar tease release of upcoming sophomore album
The word is out! London Grammar will release their long awaited sophomore studio album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing on the 9th of June. The members of the British band probably realize this is still quite the wait for their fans and help us kill the time with the third new track they drop this year. After the first teaser on New Years Day ‘Rooting For You’ and the proper lead single ‘Big Picture’, they launched the title track ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ as the single you get instantly if you pre-order the record. Exciting times!

Based on the trinity of songs London Grammar has delivered us so far during this era, it is safe to say the sophomore album won’t be a very accessible or instant affair. The hooks are less obvious than on the If You Wait album, but if you give the slow paced pieces some time, they will unfold themselves beautifully. There is basically no other act who so convincingly create sonic, atmospheric landscapes around their music, like London Grammar does.

Piano ballad ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ will probably work its magic as the closer of the standard edition of the record, but as a stand alone track might not be the most effective to push the album. Either way, Hannah’s vocals move like always and the lyrics cut deep. “Could you take my place and stand here? I do not think you’d take this pain. You’ll be on your knees and struggle under the weight. Oh, the truth would be a beautiful thing, oh, the truth is a beautiful thing”, she tells a love interest over minimal production and prominent piano. I expect Truth Is A Beautiful Thing to be an album that you have to experience as a whole and I cannot wait to dive into it!

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