Nottingham, United Kingdom
Singer Hannah Reid and guitarist Dan Rothman met in the dorms of Nottingham University where they began writing music together in 2009. They later added multi-instrumentalist Dot Major to complete the London Grammar line-up. Their popularity rose with the 2012 release of "Hey Now" which they uploaded to the internet and instantly found an online cult following. Their self-released 2013 debut EP "Metal & Dust" reached the Top 5 of the iTunes chart. The same year they signed to Ministry of Sound and the single "Wasting My Young Years" appeared as the first release on the label.
Thoughts on Songs with London Grammar
2 years ago
I think it's about two people in a relationship, who are at first all in love, but then they realise that it was just the first intense feelings of a relationship. The words 'We argue we don't fight' sounds like on of them is trying to convince themselves that they don't have full on fights, just small couple arguments. I'm not entirely sure, but it seems likely that it's about a couple who's love has gone stale.
I think this about how jealousy can literally destroy a relationship. He believes to something that she can't define, probably he's suspicious over something and jealous, something that is changing him and frustrating her. She's wondering and deep inside wishing that they could overcome this and be like before. Obviously she needs his help in that...
The very first reactions and feelings after breaking up, this is the first image crossing my mind while listening to this beautiful song. Destroying things that remind us of who we love and is not a part of our life anymore, wishing that they would feel the same, that they could hear us, simply missing them ...