London Grammar have covered “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd for their recent outing at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
The English pop trio—comprising Hannah Reid (vocals), Dot Major (drums) and Dan Rothman (guitar)—took the synthwave-inspired After Hours cut and turned it on its head, transforming it into a haunting, moody ballad. “I’m running out of time / ’Cause I can see the sun light up the sky / So I hit the road in overdrive, baby, oh,” Reid sang.
London Grammar also played “Baby it’s You,” their first single in three years which they released last month. In an earlier Instagram comment about the song, Reid said that “Baby it’s You” is about “falling in love” and the “feelings that you know are there but can’t put into words.” She added, “It’s also about playing festivals at night time in front of crowds, where I often have felt lots of emotions!”
Watch their BBC Live Lounge performances below.
“Blinding Lights” (The Weeknd cover):
“Baby it’s You”: