Lose Your Head

Album: Californian Soil (2021)

Songfacts®:

  • This euphoric song comes with a message, delivered by singer Hannah Reid, of feminine power within a toxic romance. "'Lose Your Head' is about power and control in relationships," she said. "The lyrics are quite dark, but I wanted to show the song in an upbeat way."
  • Reid wrote "Lose Your Head" with London Grammar bandmates Dot Major and Daniel Rothman, and with London producer George Fitzgerald (Katy B's "I Like You"). Reid said, "I had a chorus on the piano, and I played it to Dan who made this loop. We then worked with Dot and the whole thing grew and grew. The final touch was asking George Fitzgerald to be involved and he made it magical!"
  • London Grammar released "Lose Your Head" as the third single from Californian Soil on January 4, 2021. Reid has personal experience with misogyny in the music industry, and she said the album deals with themes of finding yourself, feminism and fame.

    "This record is about gaining possession of my own life," Reid wrote. "You imagine success will be amazing. Then you see it from the inside and ask, 'Why am I not controlling this thing? Why am I not allowed to be in control of it? And does that connect, in any way to being a woman? If so, how can I do that differently?'"
  • London Grammar shared several remixes, including CamelPhat's house-style reworking and Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley's "Dave Glass Animals" revamp.
  • The male-female duo Zhang + Knight (Sigrid's "Don't Feel Like Crying") directed the cinematic video, which finds Reid leaving a sinking ship and attempting to find her way in the tumultuous waves.

    "When we heard London Grammar's track it really conveyed the dizzying sensation of surrendering to a powerful feeling," Zhang + Knight told Promo News. "So we set our hearts on creating a dreamscape which captured exactly that. A glittering ocean maelstrom engulfing Hannah just seemed so right, and the band thought so too!"

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