Hallam London – “To the Sky”


Very enjoyably, “To the Sky” reminds of both David Bowie and Wild Beasts, the former reflective in the space suit-driven chorus – which aptly reminds of Suede’s glam-tinged rock quite a bit as well – and the latter in the trickling guitar usage in the verses. Bowie is obviously a connecting influence among the aforementioned successors, but comparisons aside, “To the Sky” is a great original showing from Hallam London. The group’s recent release, The Sheffield Album, is a collaboration with Sheffield-based poet and lyricist Ian Badcoe, with a focus on character development and story. The music is phenomenal as well, as “To the Sky” emphatically shows.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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