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Album: If You Wait (2013)
Charted: 16

Songfacts®:

  • This was released as a single from If You Wait, the debut album by English Electronic music band London Grammar. The album's spare sound was defined by "Hey Now," which was a surprise hit in Australia in 2012. "The biggest challenge of the record was deciding not to put in," London Grammar's Dan Rothman told Mojo. "We want space in the music, but producers and managers opinions can encourage you to put more and more on a track and make it bigger. Towards the end of the process we took back all the songs and started muting things we didn't want and made it more and more minimal."

    This song, for instance, was shorn of its strings and any suggestion of melodrama.
  • This won Best Song Musically and Lyrically at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards.

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