Watch London Grammar’s Ultra-Chill Cover Of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights”
The UK trio London Grammar specialize in a supremely smooth and frequently beautiful sound, one that marries festival-ready synthpop sweep with old-school balladeer stateliness. Last month, the group released the slick, dance-influenced “Baby It’s You,” their first new single since 2017. And yesterday, they played the BBC Live Lounge, where they took the opportunity to put their own spin on one of the year’s defining hits.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” is a bona fide smash that’s hit #1 in dozens of countries. In the US, it’s the song that ended the very, very long #1 reign of Roddy Ricch’s “The Box.” This week, “Blinding Lights” broke a Billboard record, logging more weeks in the top five for longer than any other single in history.
In their Live Lounge visit, London Grammar turned “Blinding Lights” into a soft, tender ballad and a showcase for the extremely smooth vocals of singer Hannah Reid. In their version London Grammar don’t even drop a beat in until the song is practically half over. Watch the cover below, as well as London Grammar’s performance of “Baby It’s You.”