Another album of the week, this time, British dreamy electro pop trio London Grammar have returned with their long awaited sophomore album “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.” It’s been four years since the release of the band’s stellar debut record “If You Wait”, so its safe to say this album has been highly anticipated.
Upon my first listen I found myself instantly drawn in, with the band’s signature reverberative ambience and singer Hannah’s dreamy yet strong vocals. It felt like home, warm and comfortable. But there’s something different. Maybe it’s the members’ personal development or the push to create something more expansive then the last album. Whatever it is, I love it. The album takes you on a gorgeous melodic journey, with highs and lows that create a push pull flow like waves in the ocean. Stand out tracks on the album would have to be the opener “Rooting For You”, “Wild Eyed”, “Leave The War Without Me” and of course the title track “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing”, which is somewhat of a pulled back piano ballad that tugs hard at the heart strings. Also the deluxe edition of the album throws in four bonus tracks, which includes a live rendition of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” that will melt your soul and send you to heaven.
All in all, if you’re up for something chill but shows strength with melodic grooves that keep your body moving, then this album is for you. Chuck it on your player or throw it through your headphones and treat yourself to some ambient Mondayarvo vibes.