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London Grammar — Baby It's You
Album: Californian Soil
Avg rating:
7.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1976









Released: 2021
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 5
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All these lights are changing
See 'em everywhere
In my veins like lightning, I don't even care
And the crowd is heavy, I don't wanna move
All these colours in me but all I see is you
And nothing else matters

You, baby, it's you
You, baby, it's you
You, baby, it's you
You, baby, it's you

All this painted faces, singing back to me
There's an ocean here, but you are all I see
And nothing else matters

You, baby, it's you
You, baby, it's you
You, baby, it's you
You, baby, it's you
You, baby, it's you
You, baby, it's you
You, baby, it's you
Baby, it's you, baby, it's you

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 BenHM3 wrote:

This song is just a meditation on the object of the singer’s love.  Done with Hannah’s incredible voice. 
Whoever this was written for, what incandescence. 


ChatGPT?
Hannah. 
This song is just a meditation on the object of the singer’s love.  Done with Hannah’s incredible voice. 
Whoever this was written for, what incandescence. 
Just a quick note to add that it turns out that Hannah is a wonderful visual artist as well as a amazing singer/writer.  A real tour de force...and about to be or has just become a new mom...wow, right?
Cummon LG, where's da new album?
 KaiT wrote:


Canadians honour you. Respectfully. 


Especially Quebecoise Canadians.
https://store.steampowered.com...
every
time
 SpinyNorma wrote:

Point of order!

It's our language here in the UK; we've been abusing it for hundreds of years, and we're allowed to. Anyone else adopting it as their primary language, however, is advised to treat it with a little respect. For starters, words such as 'aluminium' and 'colour' may not have letters removed from them.

Respectfully yours,

A pedantic ex-MoD Technical Author xxx.


I'm just amazed he calls himself an 'English' teacher ... 

Just discovered this three piece and I am ALL IN, wonderful rhythm's and layers with Hannah's beautiful voice intertwined.



Akazungu wrote:

I'm not sure it's possible to be "very" mediocre.


 andrewsj wrote:


"very mediocre" is like being very unique, not possible.

I'd like to say i 110% agree with that!
 andrewsj wrote:


"very mediocre" is like being very unique, not possible.

Interesting; my take is that uniqueness is unary, whereas mediocrity is a continuum.
Regardless, I don't think the adjective 'mediocre' applies to London Grammar.
 Akazungu wrote:


I'm not sure it's possible to be "very" mediocre.


"very mediocre" is like being very unique, not possible.
 SpinyNorma wrote:

Point of order!

It's our language here in the UK; we've been abusing it for hundreds of years, and we're allowed to. Anyone else adopting it as their primary language, however, is advised to treat it with a little respect. For starters, words such as 'aluminium' and 'colour' may not have letters removed from them.

Respectfully yours,

A pedantic ex-MoD Technical Author xxx.


I'm an American technical writer and I'm sticking with color, honor, and aluminum with no translations into British English. I have enough languages to deal with including both flavo(u)rs of Portuguese.
 smartn1 wrote:


I'm a technical writer too, but American, not English. All my user guides use "color". Until my regulatory team tells me to start translating in British English, "color" it remains.  


two great cultures divided by a common language...
 SpinyNorma wrote:

Point of order!

It's our language here in the UK; we've been abusing it for hundreds of years, and we're allowed to. Anyone else adopting it as their primary language, however, is advised to treat it with a little respect. For starters, words such as 'aluminium' and 'colour' may not have letters removed from them.

Respectfully yours,

A pedantic ex-MoD Technical Author xxx.


I'm a technical writer too, but American, not English. All my user guides use "color". Until my regulatory team tells me to start translating in British English, "color" it remains.  
 sunybuny wrote:

This lady could sing the yellow pages and it would be great.


Agreed!


This lady could sing the yellow pages and it would be great.
 Stetsonman wrote:

what is their ethos?



Pathos.
 david927 wrote:


Well, see, there was some tea that went into a harbor and a war that you lost and now, as an American, I don't have kneel to any queen and I can spell color any way I want.


Two great cultures divided by a common language. Overused expression, but continually useful.
But to the music, everything I have heard from this group has been at least good, if not exceptional. Hats off to Bill (for the umpteenth time) for entertaining us.
 SpinyNorma wrote:

Point of order!

It's our language here in the UK; we've been abusing it for hundreds of years, and we're allowed to. Anyone else adopting it as their primary language, however, is advised to treat it with a little respect. For starters, words such as 'aluminium' and 'colour' may not have letters removed from them.

Respectfully yours,

A pedantic ex-MoD Technical Author xxx.


Well, see, there was some tea that went into a harbor and a war that you lost and now, as an American, I don't have kneel to any queen and I can spell color any way I want.
 jwallstrom846 wrote:


So, exceptionally middling?


... a bit boorish, eh?
I am led to think that it is me.
Oh baby, it is me.
But is it really me?...
Oh yes she insists, it is indeed me!
It's me!!!!!!


...I believe she said so.
what is their ethos?
 joejennings wrote:

Good tune. Great voice. I never heard of them before. Thanx RP!



what Joe said....
Good tune. Great voice. I never heard of them before. Thanx RP!
Hannah's voice melts me...
This song is etherial.
Wow what a departure from their earlier work. I'm starting this at an 8/ border line 9
This song gets better every time I hear it. Hannah!
Love the new album, beautiful production, addictively melodic and what a voice!
A little short on lyrics, but okay.
It's always a treat just to hear Hannah sing.
Hannah has such a beautiful voice!
So looking forward to seeing them down under next year. 
Sometimes a nice, simple song is a pleasure. Count me a solid 8.
what the hell happened to the rest of the band?  this is appalling.

I mean, the best thing about LG - apart from her voice - of course - was the sparse instrumentation underlying it all. I thought that was an absolutely brilliant pairing and then they do this.. 
 SchrodingersCat wrote:
Her voice is phenomenal as always, but the song is very mediocre.
 

So, exceptionally middling?
Okay, I’m enjoying it now. Take your 8.
 SchrodingersCat wrote:
Her voice is phenomenal as always, but the song is very mediocre.
 
Says who - you? The smartass guy that never gave anyone 9-10. Because why? Nobody plays by your ever high standards. I bet you cannot whistle in tune, let alone play something.
Got a Florence and Machine vibe to it.
When it's true, it's true!
 SpinyNorma wrote:

Point of order!

It's our language here in the UK, we've been abusing it for hundreds of years, and we're allowed to. Anyone else adopting it as their primary language, however, is advised to treat it with a little respect. For starters, words such as 'aluminium' and 'colour' may not have letters removed from them.

Respectfully yours,

A pedantic ex-MoD Technical Author xxx.
 

Canadians honour you. Respectfully. 
How is it that London Grammar has not made a splash in the States yet? This woman's voice is unbelievable!
 garyevans wrote:
"I don't wanna move"
This is US grammar!
I know how amazing you can be and this isn't your best song, sorry.
Apologies from a pedantic English teacher and fan.
 
Having listened to her closely, I think she's eliding the two words - more like "I don't wantto move".  In any case, as a British person and a pedant to boot, I don't mind the demotic "wanna", particularly sung by such a beautiful voice.
 SpinyNorma wrote:

Point of order!

It's our language here in the UK, we've been abusing it for hundreds of years, and we're allowed to. Anyone else adopting it as their primary language, however, is advised to treat it with a little respect. For starters, words such as 'aluminium' and 'colour' may not have letters removed from them.

Respectfully yours,

A pedantic ex-MoD Technical Author xxx.
 
Would you Adam & Eve it! An English cultural exchange on RP :)

US English is odd. They tried to get rid of useless letters like the i in aluminium and the u in colour, then got to words starting with D and got into trouble with doubt. Dobt just doesn't work. They continued to E and gave up at enough.
Weird. Bill announced this track, but it played as silence. 
I always find it interesting to read the negative feed backs and yet, if those same people were to stand up or sit and sing to a live audience might find it not an easy thing to do. Take it from me...I am a total amateur and gave it a try. My leg shook so hard as I held my guitar on my lap! Some of the best of them out there get stage fright. So my hat goes off to anybody who has the courage to perform. 
Every song resonates differently to different people. 
 garyevans wrote:
"I don't wanna move"
This is US grammar!
I know how amazing you can be and this isn't your best song, sorry.
Apologies from a pedantic English teacher and fan.
 
Point of order!

It's our language here in the UK; we've been abusing it for hundreds of years, and we're allowed to. Anyone else adopting it as their primary language, however, is advised to treat it with a little respect. For starters, words such as 'aluminium' and 'colour' may not have letters removed from them.

Respectfully yours,

A pedantic ex-MoD Technical Author xxx.
 SchrodingersCat wrote:
Her voice is phenomenal as always, but the song is very mediocre.
 

I'm not sure it's possible to be "very" mediocre.
Ooh, a new London Grammar album. Time to treat myself to a Xmas present. 
Made with Remixes in mind? 

Not too bad, an easy 7 in my book about my love (Nick Lowe approves)
Such a talented amazing group, but such a disappointing song.
She is amazing. 
 SchrodingersCat wrote:
Her voice is phenomenal as always, but the song is very mediocre.
 
at lest it's different from what we are used to hear from them 
nice tune
 Kaw wrote:
Sounded a little too produced. Too much 'we have to produce' and not enough 'i have a good idea'.
 
Let's call it a transition. Hard to go higher when you've started at the top.
SO AWESOME to see London Grammer releasing new material.  Hannah Reid has one of the most amazing voices I've ever heard.    Great to see Bill has already put the this into the rotation already.....
 westslope wrote:

Hilarious.    The key question is will "wanna" increase sales and concert attendance in the USA?    Frankly, I don't think so.

From what I believe I have observed over the years, UK artists who sing with a British (English) accent do rather well in the USA.

Minor point:  Is it "US grammar" or simply North American usage?  "Wanna" is also used in the UK if I am not mistaken.
I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah



 garyevans wrote:
"I don't wanna move"
This is US grammar!
I know how amazing you can be and this isn't your best song, sorry.
Apologies from a pedantic English teacher and fan.
 
Hilarious.    The key question is will "wanna" increase sales and concert attendance in the USA?    Frankly, I don't think so.

From what I believe I have observed over the years, UK artists who sing with a British (English) accent do rather well in the USA.

Minor point:  Is it "US grammar" or simply North American usage?  "Wanna" is also used in the UK if I am not mistaken.
A cracking tune
I like it, sounds like this will be a whole album listen, not just one or two songs.
I can't wait, the best new music I have heard in a while.
"I don't wanna move"
This is US grammar!
I know how amazing you can be and this isn't your best song, sorry.
Apologies from a pedantic English teacher and fan.
I agree, too “produced”. They need to listen to their old records to know what we like about them.
Her voice is phenomenal as always, but the song is very mediocre.
This is lovely.
Sounded a little too produced. Too much 'we have to produce' and not enough 'i have a good idea'.
First comment on this song... I find it very interesting, some sort of evolution from their previous sound. Looking forward to what the crowd says