Metal & Dust

Album: If You Wait (2013)
Charted: 105
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Songfacts®:

  • This is London Grammar's debut release. It was written by the band's Dot Major, Hannah Reid and Dan Rothman and released as a maxi single on February 25, 2013.
  • Hannah Reid recalled the writing of the song during a Beats 1 interview: "That was a really early one, before we even signed a record deal I think, Dan had written the guitar part, and then I kind of wrote the top line. We did spend two years on a few different versions of it, kind of piecing it together."
  • London Grammar first played the song during a gig at the Electric Works, the first London show that they ever did. Dan Rothman said: "It's developed so much now, and now we end our set, every set we ever do, we always end with Metal and Dust."

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