South Wales creatives The Vanities release the superb track London, from their latest album 2001, as a stand-alone single – and to vast critical acclaim…
Showcasing their sound with beautiful integrity, yet also highlighting a level of rising anticipation and ambient design, London paves the way for an atmospheric listen that UK and global fans alike will appreciate the embrace of.
Building slowly from the synth wash of cinematic presence that is the opening verse, London ultimately explodes into life, with this Bowie-esque hook of brightness and catchy melody, resolving the progression and effectively bridging the gap between alternative and mainstream songwriting with faultless skill.
Passionate as ever, The Vanities put in a stunning performance throughout the dreamy and uplifting London.
Featuring additional hands throughout the instrumental – Chris Barber leading the way on drums, Jack McDougal impressively mastering the sax, and Gareth Jones providing that unmistakable piano line, with Jessona & Bambam on backing vocals – the release ignites a fresh love for the timeless presence of indie rock.
Furthermore, London draws focus to a band with a clearly connected manner of writing and composing, and a sound and identity that’s unequivocally their own. No surprise then, that BBC Radio Wales have included London in their A-List this week, alongside the likes of Adele, Ed Sheeran and Sting. Well-deserved.